Charm City



Ticket Prices
General Public:$5.00 (Pay What You Can)
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Films @ the Capri
Women & Film
Release Year:2018
Runtime:107 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:PBS Distribution
Director:Marilyn Ness


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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. The film highlights the positive actions undertaken by groups and individuals, optimistically offering humanity as common ground.

Filmed over a three-year period when the city’s nickname has never seemed less apt, Charm City tackles, head on, the difficult circumstances facing both police and citizens in Baltimore. Directed by renowned documentary producer Marilyn Ness, (Cameraperson; Trapped; E-Team) the film is structured around a small constellation of memorable characters—community members, local elected officials, and law enforcement personnel—living and working in Baltimore during a period of sharp increase in homicides and following the police killing of Freddie Gray.

At times, their circumstances highlight the current crisis of violence and distrust between civilians, officials, and police officers, and ultimately their actions help point a way forward. As we move between occasionally intersecting and often unpredictable lives, the camera forces intentional shifts in perspective insisting the audience consider new and often conflicting points of view—and how, ostensibly these constituencies are working toward the same goal.Charm City combines the intimacy of close-up observational footage in the field with a lyrical score by Todd Griffin (Life, Animated, One Of Us) to give us a sensitive and profoundly humane portrait of those surviving in, and fighting for, the city they call home.

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