A powerful movie...because it raises a myriad of issues, asks a lot of questions, offers some contrasting opinions, and then lets the viewer decide.
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Charm City

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 (Cameraperson; Trapped; E-Team).

Played at

Playhouse 7, 1.10.19 - 1.10.19
Monica Film Center, 1.10.19 - 1.10.19
Royal, 12.01.18 - 12.02.18
Music Hall, 10.19.18 - 10.25.18
Rated NR
Runtime: 107 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Tanner Tafelski, Village Voice
Between Theo Anthony’s 'Rat Film' (2016) and Marilyn Ness’s 'Charm City,' Baltimore has emerged as a fertile subject for documentarians. Although conventional (talking-head interviews and contextual title cards pepper the film), Ness’s latest effectively charts the ...