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Source:  The Baltimore Sun

Documentary filmmaker Marilyn Ness wanted to make a movie centering on the men and women desperately trying to reclaim the streets of Baltimore — both the people who live in the communities and the police who patrol them.

In the finest tradition of vérité filmmakers, Ness’ goal was not to cover the news, but to pull back the covers on it — to show not so much what happened as to try to understand why.

Even after Freddie Gray died and Baltimore exploded four months into the filming of “Charm City,” Ness and her crew remained determined to address the underlying story and not focus on the headlines.

The film opens Oct. 12 in Baltimore at the Niarchos Foundation Parkway theater.

Ness, who will be in attendance at selected screenings to discuss her documentary , sat down recently at the Parkway with The Baltimore Sun to discuss how the project arose, what she hopes audiences will realize, and the picture of Baltimore she hopes emerges.

Continue reading at The Baltimore Sun.

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