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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 99 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Broad Green Pictures, 2017.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Matt Ruskin.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Natalie Paul, Amari Cheatom, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Nestor Carbonell, Zach Grenier, Yul Vazquez, Josh Pais, Ron Canada, Bill Camp.
Summary, etc.:
In 1980, a young man named Marvin Grant was gunned down in Flatbush Brooklyn. Clarence Lewis, a 15-year-old with a penchant for lying, told the police he "saw what happened" and was pressured to identify a suspect. This set into motion a series of events that led to the arrest of Colin Warner, an innocent teenager who lived in nearby Crown Heights. The police investigation was marred by misconduct and coercion of witnesses, culminating in a bizarre trial in which an innocent man was tried alongside the actual perpetrator. Both men were found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Target Audience Note:
Rated R.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: African Americans > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Police corruption > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Judicial error > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
False imprisonment > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Crown Heights (New York, N.Y.) > Drama.

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