Crown Heights
First screened in December 2017
Director: Matt Ruskin. Cast: LaKeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Luke Forbes, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Adriane Lenox, James Udom, Zach Grenier, Josh Pais, Carlos Hendricks, Mohammed Ali, Skylan Brooks, Bill Camp, Nestor Carbonell. Screenplay: Matt Ruskin.

Twitter Capsule: As a script and as a film it could cut deeper, add more layers. As a story it's timely and moving. Glad I saw it.

VOR:   Surely an opportunity here to make a bolder statement about incarceration, but in a way the film's restrained tone is a fresh choice.

Photo © 2017 IFC Films/Iam21 Entertainment/
Washington Square Films/Black Maple Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Sundance Film Festival: Audience Award (Dramatic)

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