Black Filmmakers Take on Sundance Film Festival

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Keith Stanfield appears in Crown Heights by Matt Ruskin. Courtesy of Sundance Institute. Ben Kutchins

Keith Stanfield appears in Crown Heights by Matt Ruskin. Courtesy of Sundance Institute. Ben Kutchins

"The feature film Crown Heights is based on the true story of a wrongly convicted black teen, Colin Warner, whose best friend, Carl "KC" King, fights for 20 years to his murder conviction overturned. Both Warner and King will be at the film's Sundance premiere, so now you know how the story ends.

Actor and rapper Lakeith Stanfield, who appears in the Golden Globe winning Atlanta plays Warner, while former All-Pro NFL defensive back Nnamdi Asomugha, who is married to Kerry Washington, portrays King. Filmmaker Matt Ruskin says he was incredibly moved by the courage and integrity of the people at the heart of this story, which is why he wanted to make the film."