Charm City

Viewpoints

World Premiere

USA | 106 MINUTES

CHARM CITY

Documentary, Female Director(s), NY Director(s), Tribeca Film Festival Alumni
Director Marilyn Ness takes her viewer into some of the toughest neighborhoods in Baltimore during a three-year period of unparalleled violence. Charm City is a lyrical immersion into a community of individuals who, each day, grapple not only with the police and other institutional authorities, but also with their own very human demons and conflicts. With intimacy and candor, her camera captures all the fury, grit, and compassion of the residents of this challenged, yet vibrant city. Baltimore’s situation often presents a microcosm of insight into the ongoing, nationwide crisis of violence and distrust between civilians and police officers; at the same time, the actions of the city’s citizens may also help chart a direction forward. For example, Mr C., an ex-corrections officer who serves as a community mentor, reminds the youth of Baltimore—as well as the audience—that where there is love, there is hope for the future. In these divisive times, Charm City offers humanity as common ground.

—Deborah Rudolph

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Marilyn Ness

Director and producer Marilyn Ness is an Emmy®-, Peabody Award-, and DuPont Award-winning filmmaker and a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her most recent film, Cameraperson, directed by Kirsten Johnson, was released by the Criterion Collection and shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Awards®.
Director
Marilyn Ness
Producer
Katy Chevigny, Marilyn Ness
Cinematographer
Andre Lambertson, John Benam
Editor
Don Bernier
Composer
T. Griffin
Executive Producer
Dana DiCarlo, Fagan Harris
Associate Producer
Simon Mendes
Co-Producer
Meryam Bouadjemi, Andre Lambertson
Assistant Editor
Arielle Davis
Co-Executive Producers
Peter Gilbert, Julie Stampler, Chris Webber
Executive Producers for Motto Pictures
Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Carolyn Hepburn

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Print Source
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