Friday, August 18, 2017

September 25, 2017 (Thursday) Premier of Crown Heights at UDC Law

Crown Heights Video Photo


You are invited to an exclusive advance screening of the 2017 Sundance Audience Award winning film, CROWN HEIGHTS.
Brought to you by Amazon Studios, this screening is sponsored by Center for 
Advancing Opportunity (CAO) and hosted by UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. 
It is free of charge!
CROWN HEIGHTS is based on the incredible true story of Colin Warner who in 1980 was 
charged and convicted of a murder he didn’t commit. As the LA Times said, 
“CROWN HEIGHTS is a pointed reminder of the gaping flaws in the criminal justice 
system and the power of perseverance and loyalty to overcome them.”  

The event will take place at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law in Moot Courtroom, 

 5th floor.

A reception prior to the screening will start at 6:00pm and the screening will begin at 

6:30pm. A Q&A will immediately follow the film.

Reserve your spot at the ticket link provided.
ABOUT THE FILM:

CROWN HEIGHTS is based on the incredible true story of Colin Warner who in 

1980 was charged and convicted of a murder he didn’t commit. As the LA Times said, 
“CROWN HEIGHTS is a pointed reminder of the gaping flaws in the criminal justice 
system and the power of perseverance and loyalty to overcome them.” 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.
Watch the powerful trailer here: http://crownheightsthemovie.com/#watchTrailer
Panelists:
Jonathan Newton, ‘17, Director, National Association Against Police Brutality
Cynthia Roseberry, Executive Director, Council for Court Excellence (CCE)
Rick Jones, Executive Director, Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem; 
Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Matt Ruskin, Director, "Crown Heights"
Jennifer Wider, Moderator, Executive Director, Center for Advancing Opportunity (CAO)

ABOUT THE FILM
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.

ORGANIZER: Amazon Studios
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