‘Crown Heights’ comes to Huntington Cinema Arts Centre

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Lakeith Stanfield as Colin Warner in Crown Heights (2017). (Photo courtesy of Amazon Studios)

Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre will screen the 2017 film “Crown Heights,” as part of its Black History Month programming, on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Following the film, there will be a discussion with the real-life subjects of the time, including Colin Warner, wife Antoinette Warner, and Carl “KC” King.

An incredible true story, the film is based on the acclaimed This American Life piece. “Crown Heights,” tells the story of Colin Warner – played in the film by Lakeith Stanfield – an 18-year-old Crown Heights resident who is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

After his conviction, 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 in the hopes of freeing his friend.

The film is 94 mins., Rated R, Directed by Matt Ruskin. Program event fees: $12 for Cinema Arts Centre Members and $17 for the public

Submitted by the Huntington Cinema Arts Centre

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