306 W. Franklin Street, Baltimore, MD
Rotten Tomato score: 98%
Directed by Jesse Moss
Wednesday March 8th,[masked]:30 pm
Congress Hotel, first floor, 306 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD 21204
(Always on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, same time and place).
“Remarkable . A rich and troubling documentary highlight of the year” - The Chicago Tribune
“Riveting. . . Nonfiction storytelling of remarkable nuance.” - The Hollywood Reporter
“Gripping - San Francisco Examiner
“Remarkable. . . Magnificent” - Filmmaker Magazine
“Immersive and astonishing . . . . Few films have captured an American reality in such depth, intimacy, and with such startling narrative twists” - The Boston Globe
“Fascinating. . . a standout documentary” —Movie City News
“An exceptionally well-chronicled narrative . . . Both heartbreaking and chilling.” - The Stanford Daily
“An astonishing chronicle of a series of events that became far more dramatic, unsettling, and heartrending than anyone could have imagined.” - The Daily Beast
“Might bring tears to your eyes . . . . a blue-collar meditation on the meaning of community and the imperative of compassion” - The New York Times
“An intimate and often wrenching chronicle of lives in transition. . . . It’s the rare documentary in which truly unpredictable events unfold and no assumption is safe” - The Los Angeles Times
“An indelible snapshot of a moment in American history, as men abandon homes, families and dreams to stake their claim in an ever-shrinking land of opportunity” - Variety
“Jesse Moss frames his shots beautifully; the landscapes look like Andrew Wyeth paintings.” - Entertainment Weekly
“Devastating. . . . one of the most remarkable examples of layered nonfiction storytelling to come along in some time” - Eric Kohn, Indiewire
“A study of obsession, hypocrisy, righteousness and self-doubt, questioning motive and then gob-smacking the audience with the wholly unexpected” - The Detroit News
“I can’t recommend this enough. An incredible work of filmmaking that captures moments so achingly powerful one has to remind himself that what appears on screen actually happened to real human beings” - CBS Minnesota
“It will leave you stunned. . . . starkly bleak and devastatingly humane, an indelible American documentary” —Katie Walsh, Indiewire
“A sobering must-see. Speaks to the eternal dilemma of doing the right thing in a community beset by suspicion and fear” - The Toronto Star
THE CHARM CITY FILM SERIES hosted by the Baltimore Ethical Society
RSVPs on this site are greatly appreciated (but not mandatory).
Open to the Public, Free of Charge
Free street parking after 6 pm
Contact the organizer for questions about handicapped entrance.
Complementary beverages, wine, pizza - donation requested.
FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION. Please linger with us over pizza, wine, other beverages.