Crown Heights
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Crown Heights

by Matt Ruskin

Secondary title
Crown Heights
Country / Year
USA / 2017
Duration
99 Min.
Languages
EnglishEnglish
Subtitles
GermanGerman
Genre
Drama
Tags
Crime
Based on a True Story
Human Rights
Justice
Direction
Matt Ruskin
Cast
Lakeith Stanfield,
Nnamdi Asomugha,
Natalie Paul,
Nestor Carbonell,
Bill Camp

On April 10, 1980, a shot echoed out across the streets of Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Although 18-year-old Colin was nowhere near the crime scene, he was arrested on the basis of supposed eyewitness accounts. Later he was convicted of murder. Neither his affirmations of innocence nor the solid reasoning of his defendant convinced the jury otherwise. While Colin is facing life behind bars, his friend Carl King refuses to accept an obvious miscarriage of justice and takes it upon himself to prove Colin’s innocence – regardless of his own happiness. Director Matt Ruskin brings an altogether unbelievable story to the screen: based on true events, Colin Warner, a Trinidadian migrant, was wrongly imprisoned for 21 years.

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