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Charm City

Charm City is a movie starring Dante Barksdale, Tre'a Bertrille, and Ericcka Bridgeford. During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, CHARM CITY delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of those left on...

Running Time
1 hours 48 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Marilyn Ness
Actors
Ericcka Bridgeford, Dante Barksdale, Monique Brown, Tre'a Bertrille
Country
USA
Year
2018
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

During three years of unparalleled violence in Baltimore, CHARM CITY delivers an unexpectedly candid, observational portrait of those left on the frontlines. With grit, fury, and compassion, a group of police, citizens, and government officials grapple with the consequences of violence and try to reclaim their future.

Comments about documentary «Charm City» (15)

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Elizabeth

I had the privilege of meeting the director, Joshua Demme, on a plane ride from Los Angeles to New York. He was a very pleasant person. I also learned a few things about the making of the movie and the importance of having a cast that is comfortable with the subject matter. I found the story of the film to be very compelling and I found myself glued to the screen. I also appreciated the fact that the film was made in a very non-traditional way. In addition to being an artist, Demme is also a filmmaker and this was apparent in the way he presented his film. The film was shot on location in Baltimore, Maryland and he used the Baltimore location to create the "real" feel of the film. He also shot the film in a very "real" way. I also appreciated that he didn't have a large budget for this film. He did not spend a large amount of money on the film itself. He did however, spend a large amount of money on the actors. I felt that the cast and crew were all very professional. I also appreciated that the film was very independent of the distributor. I felt that this was a very important factor to the film. I would highly recommend that anyone who has not seen the film to see it. I also feel that the film should be viewed as a documentary rather than a film. It is a very well made film that will make you think about your own beliefs and opinions about the world and society in general. I believe that the movie is very important and will be of interest to anyone who has an interest in the subject matter.

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Heather

I think this documentary is brilliant. It is not an all in one documentary, but rather a collection of interviews with different people who have had a lot to do with the city's success. The idea of a documentary is to take a person who is not a die-hard fan of the city and have them talk about their experiences, especially if they have lived in the city. This documentary does this very well. It does not try to cover all of the city's history, but it does cover the major events and changes that happened in the city during the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and now. The main thing that this documentary does is to show the different points of view that people have of the city, which is really interesting. People from all over the world have made comments on the city, and it is interesting to see what they say about it. Some of the comments are very interesting, like the one from the Mexican girl. She says that she is a fan of the city because she is Mexican, and she wants to be an actress. Her comments are really interesting, and they are very insightful. I also like the comments from the people who were born in the city. They say that they are proud of it and that they want to be an actor. The best part of the documentary is the interviews. They are really good and the interviewees are very interesting. I think the people interviewed in the documentary are really good. It is a really good documentary and I recommend it to everyone.

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Sarah Bryant

A very entertaining and informative documentary, as well as a very interesting look at the life of the film industry and the people who work in it. The stories of these people are fascinating, the only thing that is missing is a director's commentary. If you want to know the lives of those who work in the film industry, this is the documentary for you.

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Christopher S.

I had seen this movie when I was a teenager and I watched it again recently and still love it. I watched it because it had been recommended to me by a friend. I had not seen it for a long time and was curious about it, so I decided to watch it. The story was simple and not too long but I do think that a lot of things should have been made clearer, like the conflict between two very different groups. The relationship between an Irish and an American is made clear at the end. I would recommend this movie to anyone who is into the struggle of poor people and immigrants in the United States, they are real and they do not always have the best things in life. There are many documentaries about this kind of things. There are many more about immigrants and people from other countries. But there are few about poor people from the United States and if you watch them, you will understand how many people are mistreated. And you will understand how they need a lot of help. To end this review I would like to say that you should see this movie and decide for yourself.

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Laura Vasquez

In a few words, it's a nice, long-form documentary, featuring interviews with several figures in the film industry. It's definitely more than just a documentary, it's a movie. However, it isn't really a movie with many important or interesting points to make. It's more like a movie that gets you thinking about it, but doesn't really do much to make you feel anything, which makes it a very relaxing and low-key movie, but certainly not something you can say you enjoyed. It's just a film with interesting anecdotes about film industry, and I think it's really about as well done as a documentary about film industry can get. Still, I would recommend it to anybody who is a fan of films, or who is curious about what the film industry is about. The interviews, the details, the beautiful shots, the clips from the actual movies. It's a film that has a lot to say about a lot of different things. I would recommend it to anybody.

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Ruth Wade

If you are a fan of the band or of punk, this documentary is a must see. It gives you the sense of how the band members were dealing with their fame, being friends with other punk bands, working for TV, and what they were doing with their lives. The movie is also very funny and they say "we all have our own reasons for being in the band". It's a great way to learn more about bands. It's great for fans and friends of the band to get to know them better.

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Christina H.

There are two moments that really make this film great: the first one is when a girl, who has been bullied for most of her life, has a brief moment of lucidity where she remembers what her life was like before she was teased and bullied. When the girl looks at the camera she says, "This is what I've known all my life, this is what my life was like before I was bullied and teased." I don't think anyone could have better summed up what the film was about. The second one is when the camera is on a cheerleader cheerleader, who gets attacked and beaten up by her teammates in a school dance. The cheerleader looks into the camera and says, "This is what I've known all my life, this is what my life was like before I was attacked and beaten up." There is a point to this film that I won't spoil. There is one moment that is in the film that I will never forget. When the mother of the cheerleader who got attacked turns to her son and says, "This is what we've known all our life." I will never forget that. It is a moment that is perfect for the film, and I hope that it inspires a lot of people who have been bullied or are bullies. This film is a great way to remember what bullying and bullying is about. If you are the bully, there are some things you can do to try to make yourself a better person and this film will help you do that. I hope you enjoy this film as much as I did.

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Christian Vasquez

I think the subject matter of this film has been covered and dealt with by other film makers in a similar manner. I was very interested in seeing this film and I am very glad that I did. The interviewees are very genuine, and I felt like I was there. It was very interesting to hear from former lovers, ex-lovers, ex-lawyers, and ex-citizens. In addition to the news story on the website and the video of the original interview, the documentary included a very interesting personal narrative. As the film was well-made and well-edited, I would have to give it a 9 out of 10.

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Michael G.

This is an excellent documentary, as I have seen many films about the UFO phenomenon. The film follows the real life stories of these individuals who are facing serious challenges in their life. Some of the stories are very graphic and disturbing, some of them are merely funny and endearing. I think this documentary is the most complete compilation of stories of UFO encounters. The only drawback is the absence of the testimonies of government officials who are claiming to have seen UFOs in the sky. All of the witnesses are on the opposite side of the spectrum, who believe that the government is involved in the cover-up. This film should be watched by everyone who believes in the existence of extraterrestrials. I think it is a must-see documentary for everyone who believes in the existence of extraterrestrials.

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Gary Harper

Dare we be humble? It is not a Christian film, but it is a very decent documentary on a big topic, which makes me wonder if there really is such a thing as 'religion' anymore. It is not about Jesus or his divinity or the Bible, but it is a 'tour' of the changes of belief, expectations and even just an encounter with a few friends. In other words, a bit of history of the world. As a long time Christian, I have seen the progress of Christianity in the last 50 years. The impact of this change has been tremendous. Christianity has become an umbrella for many other religions. If you are not Christian, you don't really know what the Christian is. This documentary is a good way to learn about what happens when a belief change. As a film, it is excellent. The result is clear. The documentary is not always interesting, but it is interesting, entertaining and thought-provoking. I recommend it for anyone who is interested in learning about the evolution of religion.

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Virginia

This is a wonderful documentary on the health care system in the US. While it doesn't cover much new ground, the documentary does show the different ways health care is provided. I personally think that most people who want to get the most out of their health care should read the book, The Emperor's New Clothes, by Edward Klein. I thought this documentary was a good example of that. I recommend it to anyone who wants to learn more about the health care system in the US.

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Crystal Campbell

A great film. It shows that most of the world's problems can be solved by taking small steps. The video is excellent, and the film is also interesting to watch because it shows how people can change their lives for the better. It is a great film to see in the cinema, and I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in the world's problems and how we can solve them.

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Johnny Carpenter

I am a 9 year old girl and I would like to thank this documentary for helping me to understand and understand that my life has been a lot more happier. This is what i want to tell everyone who has not been able to go to the movies for years. I am not exaggerating. It is the truth. Thank you and i love you.

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Ethan

I saw this film at a film festival and have to say I really enjoyed it. It's a really powerful, exciting film. This is the first film I have ever seen that I have thought I liked. I don't really see the point in writing a review about it. I just really love it.

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Shirley

A very interesting documentary on the life of a family living in a country house. The family is the only non-religious person in their community and they have a keen interest in religion and Christian doctrine. The documentary presents their religious beliefs and experiences in a very natural way, which makes it easier to understand the background and to understand their reaction to the events in the story. It also shows the large impact of religion on their life. The documentary is a bit over-dramatic but is still interesting and not too depressing. The ending is also very sad, but it is very well done and the documentary is one of the best I have seen. The photography is excellent and I would recommend this documentary to anyone who has never experienced religion.