Explore the complex issues facing Baltimore communities struggling with violence


Charm City

Saturday, Apr. 6, at 2 p.m.

Plaza Branch - Kansas City Public Library
4801 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Join Kansas City PBS for a free screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary Charm City. 

Nightly news cameras trained on the flames, the looting and the chaos that gripped Baltimore in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray in April 2015. Filmmaker Marilyn Ness sought, and found, more.

Her documentary Charm City offers an intimate portrait of those on the front lines of an epidemic of violence. For nearly three years — before, during and after the rioting sparked by Gray’s fatal spinal injury in the back of a police van — Ness followed residents, community advocates, police and government officials struggling to effect positive change in the troubled city.

After the screening, attendees are invited to stay for a community discussion of the film and the important issues it examines. 

The event is free, but RSVP is required here. Please share this information with colleagues, family and friends.



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