Documentary about a city fighting for its identity to screen at library
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Bud Werner Memorial Library’s Indie Lens Pop-Up season continues with a free screening of “Charm City” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Library Hall. Marilyn Ness’ acclaimed documentary was filmed over a violent three-year period when Baltimore’s nickname never seemed less apt.
“Charm City” profiles a group of police, citizens, community leaders and government officials who, with grit, fury and compassion, are grappling with the consequences of violence and trying to reclaim their city’s future.
On the streets of Baltimore, shooting is rampant, the murder rate is approaching an all-time high and 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 during the lead up to, and aftermath of, Freddie Gray’s death in police custody, “Charm City” is a powerful cinema vérité portrait of those surviving in, and fighting for, the vibrant city they call home.
Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information about this film and other Indie Lens Pop-Up events.
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