By AFRO Staff

As Baltimore grapples with a spike in homicides with more than 30 murders in the month of September, a new documentary focused on the people and groups fighting against the city’s ubiquitous violence, opens this month.

“Charm City,” a film that examines the lives of community leaders, government officials members of the Baltimore Police Department and ordinary residents who operate, “on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore,” according to the film’s press notes.

A familiar scene in Baltimore: residents videotaping the actions of the Baltimore Police Department, is captured in the new documentary “Charm City,” which will be released this month at the Parkway Theatre. (Courtesy photo)

Charm City, directed by documentary producer Marilyn Ness, is an official 2018 selection of the Tribecca Film Festival, AFI Docs, Human Rights Watch Film Festival and the Maryland Film Festival.

Charm City will be released in Baltimore at the Parkway Theatre on North Ave., the home of the Maryland  Film Festival, October 12. Subsequently, the documentary will be released in New York City at the IFC Center, October 17 and in Los Angeles at the Laemmle Music Hall, October 19.