OCTOBER 6 – 12
In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner, an 18-year-old kid from nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin’s childhood friend Carl ‘KC’ King devotes his life to fighting for Colin’s freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system. This incredible true story is adapted from the acclaimed This American Life segment by writer/director Matt Ruskin, with Lakeith Stanfield playing Colin Warner and Nnamdi Asomugha as Carl King.
Dir: Matt Ruskin / 2017 / US / 99 min
“Stanfield, in a performance of quiet power, fully inhabits Warner’s agony at the injustice that is being done to him.” – Soren Anderson, Seattle Times
“Lakeith Stanfield delivers a breakout performance in ‘Crown Heights,’ a dramatized true story of miscarried justice that he anchors with restrained stillness and sensitivity.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
“Like its protagonist, sensitively and shrewdly played by Lakeith Stanfield, the film is soft-spoken and thoughtful, with sweet, lyrical touches that alleviate some of the grimness without blunting the cruelty and injustice of what happened.” – A.O. Scott, New York Times
SCREENING: FRI 10/6 9:00PM; SAT 10/7 6:30PM; SUN 10/8 2:30PM & 7:30PM; TUE 10/10 9:00PM; WED 10/11 6:30PM; THU 10/12 9:00PM
Tickets available at box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.