Pass The Popcorn: Filmmaker Marc Levin Presents 'FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM' [Trailer]
Filmmaker Marc Levin presents the official trailer for FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM – a documentary about reformed King of Crack, Freeway Rick Ross. The film, which provides an insightful and extremely jarring chronology of the crack epidemic, boasts exclusive commentary from the real Rick Ross (not the rapper) and other key players involved in facilitating the emergence and proliferation of crack cocaine in ghettos across the United States. The film also dissects the role that law enforcement and U.S. Government agencies played in supporting and ultimately profiting from the scourge.
Levin digs into the epidemic’s proximity to the Iran-Contra affair as if dissecting a cadaver. Getting to the heart of the matter leads him from the streets of South Central Los Angeles to the White House at the height of Reaganomics. FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM also features the last major interview with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Gary Webb, who was instrumental in first exposing that relationship and placing a spotlight on the largely unknown Ross with the help of unlikely ally and alleged narcotics queen Coral Baca. Following the circuitous thread of Ross’ life, Marc Levin introduces the real Rick Ross for the first time with an in-depth narrative that follows an illiterate street hustler to the top to find out exactly what happens after the fall. Check the footage below to watch the trailer for FREEWAY: CRACK IN THE SYSTEM. Get more on the documentary via crackinthesystem.com.