Tag: documentary

The Charles Theater, Lewis Museum to Host Early Screenings of HBO’s ‘Baltimore Rising’

Still from trailer, via YouTube/HBO

Sonja Sohn’s new documentary premieres in Baltimore tonight with the literal red carpet treatment.

ESPN Documentary to Spotlight Dunbar’s Legendary ’81-83 Basketball Team

Still via YouTube/Maryland Public Television

The historic basketball program at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is getting the national spotlight again, courtesy of ESPN.

Marc Steiner Leaving Radio Show at WEAA to Focus on Film, Podcasts

Steiner in 2015. Photo by Stefanie Mavronis, via Wikimedia Commons.

Marc Steiner is stepping away from his popular daily talk show at Morgan State-hosted public radio station WEAA-FM.

Netflix to Spotlight Baltimore Nun’s 1969 Murder in New Documentary Series

Image via Netflix

A new seven-part Netflix series will explore the unsolved 1969 killing of a 26-year-old nun at Baltimore’s former Archbishop Keough High School.

Documentary About Baltimore Step Team Now Has a Distribution Deal

Step (photo by Naysa Reames via Sundance)

Coming out of Sundance earlier this week, it was obvious that a documentary about a Baltimore step team was a hit with audiences in Park City. Apparently, studios thought so, too.

A Documentary on a Baltimore Step Team Was a Hit at Sundance

Step (photo by Naysa Reames via Sundance)

Some of the buzz at Sundance is being directed toward a Baltimore step team.

‘Wire’ Alum Sonja Sohn Directing HBO Documentary on Freddie Gray Aftermath

Sonja Sohn as Detective Shakima “Kima” Greggs on “The Wire.”

Sonja Sohn, known to many as Detective Kima Greggs on “The Wire,” has consistently reappeared in the city long since the show ended. This year, she’ll put her deep knowledge of the city’s problems to use as the director of the HBO documentary, “For the Love of Baltimore.”

French Film Examines Baltimore Club Music



Sometimes it’s the outsiders who are able to see things the most clearly. That’s one way to explain Baltimore Where You At?, a documentary by French filmmaker Tim Moreau that sheds light on Baltimore’s homegrown club music scene.

Johns Hopkins Stars in New Ken Burns Cancer Documentary



Filmmaker Ken Burns has already famously tackled classic examples of Americana, including baseball, the national parks, and the Civil War. His next documentary subject, however, is a bit more unexpected: cancer.

12 O’Clock Boys Film Gets Distribution Deal; Expect Many More Heated Conversations About Dirt Bike Culture


If you were one of the 603 people who donated to help Baltimore filmmaker Lotfy Nathan take his film to this year’s South by Southwest film festival, you can pat yourself on the back:  thanks to a well-regarded SXSW debut, the documentary about Baltimore’s dirt bike culture has been picked up by Oscilloscope Laboratories, a distribution company started by a Beastie Boy and known for films like We Need to Talk About Kevin, Exit Through the Gift Shop, and Meek’s Cutoff. Now the dirt bike debate can really get going.