Reformed Gang Member Stars In Free Documentary Film Screening

Charles Denson and Keith Suber at 2011 Coney Island Film Festival. Photo © Norman Blake

Keith Suber is the type of guy who can give you hope for a better world. An original Rollin’ 60’s Crip gang member, who led a perilous life of crime most of us cannot begin to imagine, Suber stars in “The Last Immortal,” a Charles Denson documentary, which originally premiered at the Coney Island Film Festival and was awarded Best Documentary Feature.

There will be a free screening of the award-winning film, presented by the Coney Island History Project, November 5, 7:00 p.m. in the auditorium at Liberation High School, 2865 West 19th Street at Mermaid Avenue.

Suber is a forty-five year old reformed Coney Island gang leader. After having been shot four times and paying a 10-year debt to society in a federal penitentiary, the 45-year-old Suber has turned his life around by founding an organization in Coney whose mission it is to put an end to deadly gun violence in his community.

According to the release:

Keith’s brothers “Blue” and the “Colonel” ran one of the 1970’s Coney gangs that the movie “The Warriors” was based on. This film, shot on the streets of Coney Island, shows the reality of gang violence, its influence on the Coney Island community, and Suber’s efforts at saving lives through youth mentorship, job training, and intervention.

After the 90-minute film, a question and answer session with Denson and Suber will follow. For more, go here, or to www.coneyislandhistory.org.

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