RiverRun and Indie Lens Pop-Up bring Charm City to Winston-Salem
Fresh from its record-breaking 21st festival held earlier this month, the RiverRun International Film Festival’s back in action – partnering again with Indie Lens Pop-Up to present a special screening of the award-winning documentary feature Charm City on April 30 at the Forsyth County Central Library in downtown Winston-Salem – and it’s absolutely free.
Produced and directed by Marilyn Ness, the film takes a long, hard look at the perils and problems facing Baltimore’s inner city. Filmed over a three-year period, it’s an in-depth look profile of a city in turmoil, as well as an ode to those residents and officials fighting an uphill battle to improve their city and make it safe for its residents, many of whom live in poverty and despair.
Frank Ochieng of ScreenAnarchy.com called Charm City “disturbing and defiant … Thoroughly involving and moving, Charm City is both oddly inspirational and nightmarish in its raw presentation.”
A post-screening discussion will be moderated by Jane McKim, RiverRun’s education director, and will feature Peter Gilbert, co-executive producer of Charm City, and other special guests yet to be announced.
Charm City will be screened 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at the Forsyth County Central Library, 660 W. Fifth St., Winston-Salem. Admission is free. For more information, call (336) 724-1502 or visit the official RiverRun International Film Festival website.