Advance Screening: HBO’s Baltimore Rising

November 10, 2017 —

Director Sonja Sohn (star of “The Wire”) presents film and live discussion on a city in turmoil after Freddie Gray’s death

WASHINGTON – HBO and Georgetown Law host an advance screening and panel discussion of HBO’s upcoming documentary, Baltimore Rising on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. 


“Freddie Gray sparked the movement, an uprising in our minds,” says one of the Baltimore residents portrayed in HBO’s upcoming documentary, Baltimore Rising (to air on Nov. 20). Director Sonja Sohn, who starred in HBO’s The Wire, will present the film she directed in the wake of the Freddie Gray’s 2015 death while in policy custody. The film follows activists, police officers, community leaders and gang affiliates as deep divisions between the authorities and community erupt into peaceful demonstrations and destructive riots.

A post-screening discussion will feature community members featured in the film and Georgetown Law experts in police reform and racial justice. A reception will follow.


Remarks from: 

Sonja Sohn, Director of Baltimore Rising; Actress who starred in The Wire 

George Pelecanos, Executive Producer of Baltimore Rising; Author

Kary Antholis, President, HBO Mini Series and Cinemax Programming


Moderator: William M. Treanor, Dean of Georgetown Law

Dayvon Love, Subject of Baltimore Rising; Director of Public Policy, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle 

Zelda Gilliam, Subject of Baltimore Rising

Christy E. Lopez, Professor from Practice, Georgetown Law; former Deputy Chief in the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice.

Anthony E. Cook, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law


Tuesday, November 14 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

5:30 p.m. - Doors open

6:00 p.m. - Opening remarks

6:15 p.m. - Film screening

7:45 p.m. - Panel discussion

8:15 p.m. - Reception begins


Georgetown University Law Center
Hart Auditorium
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001


Tanya Weinberg
Director of Media Relations
Georgetown Law
202-662-9694.o | 202-577-7827.m

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