ComingSoon is debuting an exclusive clip from the upcoming drama The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, starring Frankie Faison (Banshee, Luke Cage, Fatherhood) based on the true story. Gravitas Ventures will release the movie in select theaters and On Demand on September 17.
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“Based on the true story of the events that led to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., an elderly African American veteran with bipolar disorder, who was killed during a conflict with police officers who were dispatched to check on him,” reads the official synopsis.
Check out the exclusive clip for The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain below:
The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain also stars Steve O’Connell and Enrico Natale, and is written, directed, and produced by David Midell.
“Our goal all along has been to ask important questions about how our criminal justice system treats people of color, people in low-income areas, and people living with mental health challenges,” said Midell, a former behavioral therapist who is on the autism spectrum himself.
Natale produces for Redbird Entertainment. Executive producers include Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, Lori McCreary of Revelations Entertainment, Gary Lucchesi, Sharad Chib, Chris Paladino, and Milan Chakraborty.
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The drama had its world premiere at the Austin Film Festival and won the Audience Award and the Narrative Jury Award there. At the Urbanworld Film Festival, it won the Jury Award for Best US Narrative and continued winning at festivals, earning a number of awards.