Charm City

CHARM CITY delivers a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore.
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Director: Marilyn Ness

Presented by: Marilyn Ness

 

2018, USA, 105 minutes, DCP

Language: English

Distributor: PBS

Filmmaker Marilyn Ness and various participants from the film will be in attendance for a Q&A at the following screenings:

Friday, Oct 12 – 4:15pm

Q&A Moderated by Dr. Natasha Pratt-Harris, Morgan State University

Friday, Oct 12 – 7pm

Q&A Moderated by Justin Fenton, Baltimore Sun

Saturday, Oct 13 – 4pm

Q&A Moderated by Ganesha Martin, Esquire, former Chief of Compliance, Accountability & External

Affairs for the Baltimore Police Department & President and CEO of GMM Consulting

Saturday, Oct 13 – 4:15pm

Q&A Moderated by Brittany Young, Founder & CEO B360 and Homecoming Hero

Saturday, Oct 13 – 6:45pm

Q&A Moderated by Abby Isaac, WMAR-TV / ABC

Saturday, Oct 13 – 7:00pm

Q&A Moderated by Nicholas Mitchel, Noisy Tenants

Sunday, Oct 14 – 1:30pm

Q&A Moderated by Rashad Staton, Youth Engagement Specialist, Baltimore County Public Schools

Sunday, Oct 14 – 4:15pm

Q&A Moderated by Traci Calendar, Higher Achievement



Program Notes

On the streets of Baltimore, shooting is rampant, the murder rate is approaching an all- time high and the distrust of the police is at a fever pitch. With nerves frayed and neighborhoods in distress, dedicated community leaders, compassionate law- enforcement officers and a progressive young city councilman try to stem the epidemic of violence. Filmed over three tumultuous years covering the lead up to, and aftermath of, Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, CHARM CITY is an intimate cinema verité portrait of those surviving in, and fighting for, the vibrant city they call home. Directed by renowned documentary producer Marilyn Ness.

“A MUST SEE! THE BEAUTY OF CHARM CITY, IS THAT [IT] INADVERTENTLY STRIKE[S] GOLD BY CAPTURING SOMEONE WHO CAN ONLY EXIST IN REAL LIFE.” — FILM PULSE

“SIMULTANEOUSLY HARROWING AND NUANCED…” — THE PLAYLIST


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