A one-hour cut of Theo Anthony’s documentary “Rat Film” will air on PBS’ “Independent Lens” tonight at 10 p.m.
With a score by Baltimore electronic musician Dan Deacon that used a theremin to pick up the movements of rats, the film uses interviews, historic materials and surreal pull-outs from Google Maps to unpack the city’s rodent problem and its history of segregation.
Hailed by critics from across the country for its imaginative presentation, “Rat Film” is both one of the best movies about Baltimore and one of the best to come out of the city in recent years.
The original cut of the film, which has screened at the Maryland Film Festival, South by Southwest and other festivals, had a run time 82 minutes.
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