It’s almost back-to-school time (for some it already is. So sorry about that.) That means the Awards Season Onslaught is starting to gear up. So why not get a jump by checking out a screening of Crown Heights, a film based on a true story that’ll surely whet your dramatic appetite. Synopsis!
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.
Ready? Kleenex in hand for this Sundance award winning film? Let’s go!
What: ADMIT TWO passes for the Baltimore area screening of Crown Heights!
When: Tuesday, August 29th
Where: Cinemark Egyptian
Why: Drama! True story!
How: PDF time y’all, so you know what that means. Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “CROWN HEIGHTS”. No, no cutesie tag line or any of that. This week has been rough, even though it’s ultimately been satisfying. (#buhbyestatues) So? Easy-peasy! I’ll pick winners and send the PDFs directly to them in my email reply to their entries. YOU HAVE UNTIL MONDAY, AUGUST 21st AT 5PM TO ENTER. Only winners will be notified.
Good luck, everyone!