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Exclusive Screening of "Crown Heights" + Criminal Justice Panel | Washington, D.C.

Lauren Galaz

Monday, August 21, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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On August 21, please join us for a free exclusive screening of Crown Heights followed by a discussion and Q&A from an expert panel, along with lead actor Lakeith Stanfield and Colin Warner, the man whose incredible story inspired the making of this film.

Colin Warner was wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. For the next 20 years, Colin’s childhood friend Carl “KC” King devoted his life to fighting for his freedom. Crown Heights takes us on Colin's journey to freedom, acknowledging every hardship along the way. This true story was adapted for film by writer/director Matt Ruskin, drawing from the acclaimed "This American Life" radio broadcast, with Lakeith Stanfield playing Colin Warner and Nnamdi Asomugha as Carl King. The film earned the 2017 Sundance Audience Award for U.S. drama.




Featured panelists:

Carl King is the childhood friend of Colin Warner who is responsible for the legal efforts that eventually led to Colin's exoneration. 

Nnamdi Asomugha is an actor, philanthropist, and former 4x NFL All-Pro cornerback. He plays Colin Warner’s best friend, Carl King, in the film. His philanthropic work through the Asomugha Foundation includes providing orphans and widows with basic necessities like food and shelter and planning college tours for at-risk high school students.

Vanita Gupta is the President of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. Previously, she served as the Head of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division under the Obama Administration. Under her leadership, the DOJ sought to advance criminal justice reform and revise policing policies.

Kelly Jin is the director of the Arnold Foundation's data-driven justice project, which helps governments use data to assist jurisdiction in finding ways to better serve this population. In her prior role, she served as policy advisor to the U.S. chief technology officer and chief data scientist in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. 

Marc Mauer is the Executive Director of The Sentencing Project. He is a leading expert on sentencing policy and the role of race in the criminal justice system. He is the author of the groundbreaking book Road to Incarcerate, which details how policy led to a drastic increase in the U.S. prison population.

Scott Roberts, who will be moderating the event, is the Senior Campaign Director for Color Of Change. He has worked as an organizer and strategist on electoral and issue campaigns including the 2008 Obama campaign and efforts for worker’s rights, healthcare, marriage equality, immigrant rights and democratic reform.





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Landmark E Street Cinema
555 11th St NW
Washington, DC 20004

Monday, August 21, 2017 from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)

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