Few cities have been as effected by the drug war as Baltimore. The House I Live In, winner of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, examines the impact of the war and questions its efficacy.
The Open Society Institute and the Maryland Film Festival will hold a screening of the film at The Charles on Tuesday Oct. 9 at 7 p.m., followed by a discussion with Eugene Jarecki, director, writer and producer of The House I Live In, and Judge Andre Davis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Judge Davis has been outspoken about the war on drugs and mandatory minimum sentencing laws. The Wire creator David Simon, who appears in the film, will introduce the movie.
Filmed in more than 20 states, The House I Live In captures stories of those caught in the war — from the dealer to the grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge.
“I don’t want to imply that is your civic duty to watch the film…but it is,” wrote one reviewer of the movie in the Boston Globe.
The event is free and open to the public.
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