Crown Heights

Synopsis: When Colin Warner is wrongfully convicted of murder, his best friend Carl King devotes his life to proving Colin's innocence.
Director(s): Matt Ruskin
Production: Amazon Studios and IFC Films
  6 wins & 8 nominations.
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94 min

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Partly cloudy

and 64 degrees today.

In other news,

mayor koch vowed to put

more police on the street

as the city's

murder rate soars.

- Last year the city

set a new record. -

a felony every four minutes.


Don't come sneaking in here

in the middle of the night.

Hey, what's going on?

- Just go back to sleep.

Who's that?

None of your business.

Oh, and the TV is in the shop.

Go and pick it up

this afternoon.

I got to go to class.

I got to go.

Don't let my mother

see you leave.

Let's work together,

let's work together. All right.

I'm telling you,

it was a real thing.

I call it bullshit, dread.

It was called

the black star line.

What I going to Africa for?

Me come from the west indies

just like you.

No, man.

That's where we ended up.

But we all came over

on slave ships.

Imagine if all the policemen,

all the politicians

and all the businessmen

were your people.

What are you talking about?

I can't get the man

to go to Harlem,

and he want to go back

to Africa.

Hey! None of you

are gonna be graduating

if you keep fucking up!


Your man still paying for cars?

- Just bring anything off the

street to the back. -All right.


That's my car!

Where you going!

I'm gonna kill this fool.

Yo! I'm gonna break your face!

Hey, antoinette.

Let me help you.

Hey, Colin. Thank you.

- Yeah.

- I haven't seen you in a while.

How's your mom doing?

She's good. I had to get

this TV fixed for her.

Oh. Well, say hi for me.

Um, right there is fine.

Can I help you with something?

Will you go out with me


Antoinette, is that you?




I'll think about it.

- Colin Warner?

- Nothing funny!

- Watch him. There we go.

- Whoa, what are you doing?

- Get him to the car!

- Come on! -Hey!

- Get off me, man.

- Cuff this guy.

What are you doing?

They always think

they're gonna get away.

Okay. There we go.

Nice and easy.


All the way in.

Look, the best thing

you could possibly do

for yourself right now

is tell me what happened.

This is not gonna go away.

It was in the middle

of the fucking afternoon,

for Christ's sake.

So go ahead.

Why did you shoot Marvin?

- Excuse me?

- Did he owe you money?

Is that why you shot him?

I didn't shoot anybody.

We have an eyewitness who

picked you out of a photo I.D.

I'm sorry, sir,

you guys have made a mistake.

Do you know

what's gonna happen to you

if you don't start cooperating?

This is a statement

acknowledging your involvement

in the shooting

of Marvin Grant.

Everything in here

has been corroborated

by an eyewitness.

You understand what that means?

I'm not signing that.

I ain't no killer.

All right, let's go!

- You real cute!

- Put your hands...

St-stand back!

Let's go. Come on.

Kc, phone for you.

I'll call them back, please.

It's something about Colin.

They said it's urgent.

- What's the prisoner's name?

- Colin Warner.

All right.

Uh, nope.

He's been denied bail.

For how long?

Till he goes to trial, unless

the judge rules otherwise.

- All right, thank you.

- Mm-hmm.

I'm sorry, dread.

So, where's my mother?

She had to go to work.

Something with her boss.

You all right, man?

It's fucked up in here.

And no matter what I say,

nobody want to listen to me.

Not even my own mother.

Brethren, the truth

is going to come out.

All right?

Just hang in there

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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