Keith Stanfield in Trailer for Wrongful Conviction Film 'Crown Heights'
"The whole neighborhood know you grabbed the wrong guy…" Amazon + IFC have debuted the official trailer for the indie drama Crown Heights, telling the story of a horrific wrongful conviction in New York in the 1980s. The immensely talented Lakeith Stanfield plays Colin Warner, a boy from Brooklyn who is taken into custody after a teenager is shot in the street. The police pressure a kid to testify as a witness and before he can do anything, Colin is thrown in prison with a life sentence. His friend dedicates his life to learning how to become an attorney in order to one day, eventually, free him. And it took over two decades. The film received a huge standing ovation at the Sundance Film Festival, where it went on to win the main Audience Award. Featuring Nnamdi Asomugha, Nestor Carbonell, Natalie Paul, Bill Camp, Amari Cheatom. I highly recommend seeing this film, even if it makes you upset, it's worth it for this true story.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Matt Ruskin's Crown Heights, direct from YouTube:
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. Crown Heights is written & directed by filmmaker Matt Ruskin, of the films Booster and The Hip Hop Project previously. It's adapted from the acclaimed "This American Life" segment about Warner. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Amazon + IFC Films will open Crown Heights in select theaters starting on August 25th. Interested?
Reader Feedback - 8 Comments
Just because you haven't heard of him doesn't mean he's not immensely talented. He has been in MANY great films - Short Term 12, Selma, Dope, Miles Ahead, Snowden, Straight Outta Compton, and Get Out (plus he's also in The Incredible Jessica James coming up this summer). Maybe you missed him, but he's fantastic.
Alex Billington on Jul 17, 2017
For these up-and-coming types, it might be easier to say, "I'll vouch for this gal's/guy's acting prowess." Annoying to clarify, maybe, but at least it will calm "Pedantic Pete's".
DAVIDPD on Jul 17, 2017
Sure. But talent is fairly objective to measure. He is talented, no question about that. You can say you don't like him, you don't like his performance or how he acts, or this performance in this film wasn't as good as his others, or his performance is far from what he's capable of, but he is objectively immensely talented as an actor.
Alex Billington on Jul 18, 2017
The acting looks great. The more I watch and rewatch certain performances the more I respect an actor who can pull off serious yelling.
DAVIDPD on Jul 17, 2017
Too many ugly stories like that in this world. It looks engaging, but I don't know if I can help the matter if I do or don't watch it. I mean, it looks ok and I think films like this should be made, but I have seen a lot of stories about injustice and that didn't make world to stop them. So, maybe, sometimes in the future I stumble on it ...
shiboleth on Jul 17, 2017
This has my attention.
Quanah on Jul 17, 2017
Damn, so Nmandi Asomugha an actor now, huh? Film looks good tho.
JohnDoeB on Jul 17, 2017
Watch The Double Lover See now : YESMOVIE. US Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with her psychoanalyst, Paul. A few months later she moves in with him, but soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity.
Yulinda Heunceut on Aug 8, 2017
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