Award-winning filmmaker Marc Levin’s (SLAM, Mr. Untouchable, Brick City) new documentary, “Freeway: Crack In The System” will be released on October 17, 2014 in select theaters.
The first look of the trailer provides a sneak preview of the film’s original title track by Snoop Dogg and Too $hort.
Produced by Al Jazeera America in association with Blowback Productions and Royal Interactive Studios, the film will be distributed by Novus Content.
“Freeway: Crack In The System” tells the story of broken dreams, drug dealers, dirty cops, and government complicity—stated to be more compelling than fiction, it’s the real story behind America’s longest war.
The documentary exposes how the infiltration of crack cocaine destroyed inner-city neighborhoods across the country. At the center of it all is the rise, fall and redemption of Freeway Rick Ross, a street hustler who became the King of Crack and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Gary Webb, who broke the story of the CIA’s complicity in the drug war; whose story is featured in the upcoming Focus Features film, Kill the Messenger, starring Jeremy Renner.
The film features exclusive interviews with Freeway Rick Ross, Webb’s source Coral Baca, and wife Susan Webb; former Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff Roberto Juarez; drug trafficker Julio Zavala, and more.
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