Crown Heights is based on the true story of 18-year-old Colin Warner (Lakeith Stanfield) who is sentenced to life in prison after being wrongfully convicted of shooting a Brooklyn teenager in the spring of 1980. With limited resources, Colin’s childhood friend Carl “KC” King (Nnamdi Asomugha) begins working on Colin’s exoneration, sacrificing his personal life to learn the court system. As Carl works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier, Colin figures out how to adjust to and survive in the prison system.
RUN TIME: 94 Mins
FILM PROGRAM: Awards Season
DIRECTOR(s): Matt Ruskin
PRODUCER(s): Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Galazka, Matt Ruskin
SCREENWRITER(s): Matt Ruskin
KEY CAST: Luke Forbes, Lakeith Stanfield, Adriane Lenox, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul
DIRECTOR BIO: Matt Ruskin is a writer/director/producer. Matt has produced a range of documentary and narrative films, including The Hip Hop Project (released by THINK Film) and his first narrative feature, Booster, which received one of the Special Jury Prizes at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.