In Theatres: CHARM CITY

Coming to theatres today, Wednesday, October 17:
CHARM CITY

Director:
Marilyn Ness

Premiere:
Tribeca 2018

Select Festivals:
AFI Docs, Human Rights Watch, Maryland, Nashville, Mill Valley, GlobeDocs

About:
A multifaceted exploration of the crisis of violence in Baltimore.

Charting three years in the beleagued city, beginning soon after the killing of Freddie Gray, Marilyn Ness’ film offers a nuanced look at the impact of violence on communities, and their own efforts to mitigate the crisis. Among several subjects, a notable focal point is Mr C, a well-respected elder who runs a community center and maintains a direct line to the neighborhood in the hopes of curbing violence, training proteges like Alex to resist the lure of gangs and drugs. They represent the street level response to violence. Broadening out for a macro view, Ness also profiles various individuals working within the official system, including police officers and a city councilmember, who offer contrasting, but not wholly incompatible, perspectives of the state of the city and what can be done to fix it.

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