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The new film "Crown Heights" tells a story of perseverance and the human spirit

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 01:22

The biographical drama tells the true story of a wrongfully convicted man who served 21 years in jail. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A true story of perseverance, human spirit and justice is told in the new film "Crown Heights" set in Brooklyn, New York. The biographical drama tells the story of Colin Warner, portrayed by LaKeith Stanfield, who was wrongfully convicted of murder and served 21 years in prison. Warner's best friend, Carl King, played by newcomer, Nnamdi Asomugha, devoted himself to proving Warner's innocence leading to his release in 2001. Asomugha, who is the husband of actress Kerry Washington, called the film inspirational and said it shows the value of friendship and love. After a screening at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where the film won the Audience Award, Stanfield said he cried tears of joy. "I was just overcome with the idea that, you know, every now and then when you're doing your job you feel like this is why I'm doing it. And I had that feeling come across me like, 'wow, this is really what it's about, storytelling and sharing.' You know, finding the silver lining in tragedy." "Crown Heights" opens in U.S. theaters on August 25.

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The new film "Crown Heights" tells a story of perseverance and the human spirit

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 01:22