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BALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE
BALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE
Directed By: Mary Posatko, Emily Topper

Mary Posatko and Emily Topper have been working together on documentary films since 2007.  Topper contributed cinematography to After Tiller, which played at the Sundance Film Festival and MFF 2013. Their last film together was Ain’t in It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2010), produced by Posatko and shot by Topper, which played at SXSW Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Hosted/Presented By: Mary Posatko, Emily Topper

Mary Posatko and Emily Topper have been working together on documentary films since 2007.  Topper contributed cinematography to After Tiller, which played at the Sundance Film Festival and MFF 2013. Their last film together was Ain’t in It For My Health: A Film About Levon Helm (2010), produced by Posatko and shot by Topper, which played at SXSW Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Run Time: 90 Minutes

Baltimore in Black and White is an utterly fascinating new work from filmmakers Emily Topper and Mary Posatko.  Topper and Posatko co-directed this tale of a family lost after its patriarch was taken away in a senseless crime.

In Baltimore 1972, on his way to a community meeting, Henry Selhorst, the father of thirteen children, was murdered blocks from where he lived in Edmondson Village.  Decades later, his granddaughter Emily, born and raised in Baltimore, now a filmmaker, sets out to understand what happened.

The film documents her search as she meets and talks to many people involved with the crime— from the patrol officer who was first on the scene of the murder, to various community members as well as her search for  the accused suspects themselves, now men in their fifties.

Spun like a mystery, the film deftly balances honest, often contradictory, unfiltered memories from the family side by side with a raw, candid oral history of Edmondson Village at a time of racial change. The family and societal portrait that emerges can be said as one achingly specific to Baltimore, but recognizable anywhere in America. (Dankwa Brooks)

Screenings
May 09, 2014
BALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE
07:15 PM
UB Langsdale Auditorium
May 10, 2014
BALTIMORE IN BLACK AND WHITE
11:00 AM
MICA Brown Center