Charm City Film Series

Open to the Public;  Free of Charge / Donation Suggested
Always the Second Wednesday of each month, same time, same place: 6:30 pm, 306 W. Franklin Street, (The Congress Hotel, first floor), Baltimore, MD 21201

Complementary refreshments; Pizza/Food
Free street parking after 6 pm.  
Often followed by discussion. Please linger with us over pizza, wine, other beverages.

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Charm City Film Series Meetup

 

February 8, 2017: ‘IF A TREE FALLS: A STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT’
Rotten Tomato score: 88%      Directed by Marshall Curry

  • “The film sweeps us up like a thriller.”  – Entertainment Weekly
  • “A true life outlaw tale, as stirring as it is tragic . . . Offers high-proof righteous excitement.”  Village Voice
  • “Informative, troubling . . . about the future of the environmental movement.”  The New Yorker
  • “Has to be seen to be believed. . . Provides a concise but penetrating history . . . Uses precision and clarity, abetted by terrific ancillary players.” – Variety
  • “Fascinating”  – MSNBC
  • “Gripping”  –  Los Angeles Times
  • “Tender, funny and horrifying . . . A sterling example of journalistic documentary, clearer, fairer and more engrossing than any of the sensationalistic newspaper or magazine stories about ELF”  – Salon.com
  • “Very compelling. 5 Stars.  Raises questions about the definition of terrorism, especially in  the post 9/11 security environment”   – About.com
  • “The film’s sobriety and carefully balanced arguments make it an exemplary piece.”   – The New York Times

 

March 8, 2017‘THE OVERNIGHTERS’

Rotten Tomato score:  98%     Directed by Jesse Moss

  • “Remarkable .   A rich and troubling documentary highlight of the year”  – The Chicago Tribune
  • “Riveting. . . Nonfiction storytelling of remarkable nuance.”   – The Hollywood Reporter
  • “Immersive and astonishing . . . . Few films have captured an American reality in such depth, intimacy, and with such startling narrative twists”  – The Boston Globe
  • “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
  • “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

 

April 12, 2017: ‘GOOD OL FREDA’

  • “Fantastically entertaining…a rollicking good time. Seek out ‘Good Ol’ Freda.’   –  Cinema Blend
  • “An engrossing, entertaining, and informative documentary perfect for the casual or devoted Beatles fan.”  – Film School Rejects
  • “Oscar-worthy doc. Kelly is a complete charmer. Prepare to fall in love with her.”  – Atlanta Magazine
  • A slyly humorous and insightful portrait…of a participant in one of popular culture’s most pivotal moments.”  – Filmmaker Magazine

In Good Ol’ Freda, Freda tells her stories for the first time in 50 years. One of few documentaries with the support of the living Beatles and featuring original Beatles music, the film offers an insider perspective on the beloved band that changed the world of music.

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