Cast and VIP guests attend New York Premiere of Amazon’s “Crown Heights”, presented by Amazon Studios and IFC Films, held at the Metrograph on the Lower East Side in New York, New York.
Marsha Stephanie Blake, Lakeith Stanfield, Carl King, Colin Warner, Nnamdi Asomugha, Matt Ruskin and Natalie Paul
ABOUT THE FILM:
“When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Colin’s innocence. Adapted from THIS AMERICAN LIFE, this is the incredible true story of their harrowing quest for justice.
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 based on the acclaimed. This American Life piece and adapted by writer/director Matt Ruskin, with Lakeith Stanfield playing Colin Warner and Nnamdi Asomugha as Carl King.”