The Louisiana International Film Festival & Mentorship Program (LIFF) will give audiences a first look at a new drama next week.
The festival will present an advanced screening of "Crown Heights" at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at Cinemark Perkins Rowe and XD in Baton Rouge.
Directed by Matt Ruskin and starring Lakeith Stanfield ("Get Out"), "Crown Heights" is based on the true story of Colin Warner, an 18-year-old who was wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. The film follows Warner and his childhood friend, Carl King, who devotes his life to fight for Warner's freedom. The film is rated R and clocks in at 1 hr., 39 mins.
The free screening is a LIFF members preview. Seating is first-come, first-served. Registration does not guarantee patrons a seat. To register for the screening and become a member, visit lifilmfest.org.
"Crown Heights" will open Friday, Sept. 8 at AMC Baton Rouge 16 and AMC Mall of Louisiana 15.
For more information, visit lifilmfest.org.