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April 2019 Friday Freeview -- ON THURSDAY April 18

Thursday, April 18, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MPT - Visitors Center
11767 Owings Mills Blvd
Owings Mills, MD 21117
United States

Charm City

THURSDAY, April 18 @ 7:00 pm  |  MPT Visitors Center  |  Owings Mills, MD

Filmed during three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, Charm City delivers a powerfully candid portrait of those on the frontlines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, community leaders and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence and try to reclaim their city’s future.

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.


RSVP below to join MPT for an advance screening of Charm City on THURSDAY, April 18. Charm City airs on April 22, 2019 at 10 pm on MPT-HD.

Following the screening, we'll be joined by two members of the Charm City Film team for an audience discussion

Major Monique Brown John Benam

 Major Monique Brown

This 16-year police veteran knows what it’s like to grow up on the hard streets of Baltimore. Dressed in her uniform, she seems an unlikely ally in understanding the lasting effect of trauma in her community; but we learn her empathy runs deep. A rising star in the department, and recently promoted to Major, we witness this mother and grandmother attempt to restore the image of police officers in the Southern District both to the citizens she serves and the officers she mentors. All the while, we witness the toll taken on those who have pledged to be police officers in Baltimore.

John Benam

A two-time Emmy Award Winner for Best Cinematography, John has worked as a cinematographer and producer in a wide variety of programming for an array of networks and collaborators. Diversity with passion takes him from textured documentary stories for the Nature Conservancy and the OWN network, to commercials for sports giants like Under Armour, ESPN and Nike. John also continues to work on natural history and science series programming for the BBC, National Geographic and the Smithsonian Channel. Most recently, he shot the acclaimed doc series, "The Keepers" for Netflix.

For more information on the film, please visit here

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