Thursday, October 11, 2018

Starting Friday at the Parkway: CHARM CITY—A must-see for everyone in Baltimore

The documentary hit of the 2018 Maryland Film Festival returns to Baltimore, courtesy of PBS...


Don't miss Q&As with Director Marilyn Ness and the subjects of the film.

2018, USA, 105 minutes

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.

Filmmaker Marilyn Ness and participants from the film will be in attendance for a Q&A at the following screenings:

  • Friday, 10/12 – 4:15 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Saturday ,10/13 – 4 p.m.,  4:15 p.m.,  6:45 p.m.,  7 p.m.
  • Sunday, 10/14 – 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 10/16 – 7 p.m. 

Check Out the Local Coverage of CHARM CITY

Baltimore Sun: 'Charm City' director Marilyn Ness finds hope, inspiration on Baltimore's streets"
Baltimore AFRO: "New Doc `Charm City’ Examines Violence in Baltimore"

Get Your Tickets for CHARM CITY

The Adventures of Prince Achmed with a NEW Live Score!
Two shows ONLY: Saturday, October 13th: 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm
Free silhouette animation workshop!

A group of 11 Baltimore-area musicians will breathe new life into the classic with six original new musical scores set to the scenes of the film. Along with the live music, the film will also be accompanied by foley sound artist, Matt Davies, creating live sound effects!

Musicians & Sound Artists involved include:

– Deakin and Geologist (Animal Collective)

– Stephen Santillan and Emmanuel Nicolaidis (Oh Hang)

– Gretchen Lohse and Thomas Hughes (Carol Cleveland Sings)

– Ryan Murray, Phil Davis, and Albert Birney (Mountain Peaks and Teen Men)

Ami Dang

– Bruce Willen (Peals) and Sarah Hughes

– Matt Davies – Foley Sound Effects (Studio Unknown)

Along with the screenings, there will be a free silhouette animation workshop in the lobby of the Parkway teaching puppet building, lighting techniques, and animating with a smartphone.

The film was made with gorgeous cut paper silhouette animation, telling a tale from The Arabian Nights of Prince Achmed who overcomes the deception of an evil sorcerer, finds love, befriends Aladdin, and embarks on a wondrous adventure.

"It is a wonderfully artistic production, in which there are countless ingenious ideas" - 1931 New York Times Review

When The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered in Germany on September 23, 1926, it was hailed as the first full-length animated film. More than seventy-five years later, this enchanting film still stands as one of the great classics of animation — beautiful, mesmerizing and utterly seductive.

Reserve Your Seat for Prince Achmed!

First opened in 1915, Station North's historic Parkway Theatre returned in 2017 as the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway - after an $18.2 million restoration that made it Baltimore’s centerpiece for film appreciation and education.

With screenings every day, the SNF Parkway showcases films from every era, region, and genre, with a focus on independent, international, documentary, classic, and cult-favorite films, providing audiences with a fresh and immersive new window into the art form.

The SNF Parkway is owned and operated by the Maryland Film Festival.

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