Crown Heights

Overview

Racial tensions between Hasidic Jews and African-Americans come to a boil in the Crown Heights section of Queens in this powder-keg drama based on real-life events that took place in the summer of 1991. Over the course of three days, the tensions between the borough's racially divided citizens would result in a tragic explosion of murder, riots, and chaos. Only through the aid of two devoted community leaders determined to put their differences aside and bring peace back to the streets will this neighborhood be ...
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Overview

Racial tensions between Hasidic Jews and African-Americans come to a boil in the Crown Heights section of Queens in this powder-keg drama based on real-life events that took place in the summer of 1991. Over the course of three days, the tensions between the borough's racially divided citizens would result in a tragic explosion of murder, riots, and chaos. Only through the aid of two devoted community leaders determined to put their differences aside and bring peace back to the streets will this neighborhood be able to begin to heal the deep-rooted wounds of a summer that will forever haunt the citizens of Crown Heights.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary track with director Jeremy Kagan; Documentary: "Increasing the Peace"; Filmographies; Trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/2004
  • UPC: 758445113624
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Showtime Ent.
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mario Van Peebles Paul Richards
Howie Mandel Dr. David Lazerson
Jeremy Blackman Yudi Simon
DeQuan Henderson T.J. Moses
Jason Blicker Moshe Simon
Technical Credits
Jeremy Kagan Director, Producer
Michael D'Antonio Original Story
Toni Ann Johnson Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
2. The News [4:18]
3. The Riot [1:22]
4. Fight Back [2:03]
5. The Meeting [1:58]
6. Youth Collective [8:26]
7. Youth Group Meeting [8:05]
8. Wall Painting [4:12]
9. Freestyle [4:59]
10. Doing It Together [3:28]
11. Project CURE [4:40]
12. The Game [5:44]
13. Cultural Differences [4:09]
14. The Club [4:07]
15. Disagreements [6:18]
16. The Mural [7:29]
17. Persuasion [12:43]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selections
   Bonus
      Documentary - "Increasing the Peace" Produced by Jeremy Kagan
      Commentary - Director Jeremy Kagan: On
      Commentary - Director Jeremy Kagan: Off
      Filmographies
         Mario Van Peebles
         Howie Mandel
         Jeremy Blackman
         Dequan Henderson
      Upcoming Releases - Just Another Story
      Upcoming Releases - DC 9/11: Time of Crisis
   Audio
      5.1 English
      Stereo: Spanish
      Stereo: English
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