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REAL TO REEL film series

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
  7–9 p.m.


Location: UCR Palm Desert 75080 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert
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Category: Screening

Description:

SCREENING OF CROWN HEIGHTS  


This must-see screening of Crown Heights is brought to you in partnership with the Palm Springs International Film Society. 



In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. 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. 
 



Additional Information: SCREENING OF CROWN HEIGHTS

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: UCR Palm Desert Center

Contact Information:
UCR Palm Desert
760-834-0800
palmdesert@ucr.edu