“The Killing of Kenneth Chamberlain” won top awards at the 2019 Austin Film Festival. Now, Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to the movie and will release it in theaters and on demand on Sept. 17.
The movie based on the true story of the events that led to the death of Kenneth Chamberlain Sr., an elderly African-American with bipolar disorder, who was killed during a conflict with police officers who were dispatched to check on him. It chronicles the summary execution of 68-year-old Kenneth Chamberlain Sr.
The Marine veteran, retired from the Westchester County Department of Corrections was killed during a conflict with police in 2011. At 5.22 AM, he accidentally triggered his medical alert pendant. Police arrived shortly after. By 7.00AM, Kenneth Chamberlain Sr was dead. Ten years later, still no charges were filed in the fatal shooting. On June 10th the Westchester DA announced her office will take another look at the cases of Chamberlain and Danroy ‘DJ’ Henry.