The film recently won the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Golden Gate Award for investigative documentary feature and focuses on two rookie lawyers who take on a wrongful imprisonment case.

Crime After Crime will open at the IFC Center on Jul 1 and debut in Los Angeles a week later prior to nationwide roll-out.

OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, will broadcast the documentary in the autumn and include it as part of OWN’s Documentary Film Club, modelled on Oprah’s Book Club.

Producer and director Yoav Potash will work with mTuckman media, founded by former THINKFilm executive Michael Tuckman, to bring the theatrical release of the film to multiple markets. Film Presence is on board to handle community outreach on the film through various domestic abuse, legal aid, and film organisations.

“I’m thrilled to bring Crime After Crime to movie theaters, coast to coast,” Potash said. “There is something contagious about this film, something that makes people strongly urge their friends and family to see it, and we’re excited to partner with OWN, mTuckman media, Film Presence, and many organisations and communities across the country to harness that energy and further the change that the film represents.”

The LA Film Festival will present the film’s Los Angeles premiere at a free outdoor screening on Jun 25