Marilyn Ness

Marilyn Ness is a two-time EmmyⓇ, Peabody, and DuPont Award winning filmmaker, is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her most recent film as director, Charm City — a powerfully moving documentary which chronicles the city of Baltimore during an historically violent period in the lead up to and aftermath of Freddie Gray’s death — opens theatrically through PBS Distribution on October 17. As a  documentary producer, her films include Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson, which was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy AwardsⓇ, Dawn Porter’s Peabody-winning Trapped, Katy Chevigny and Ross Kauffman’s Emmy-nominated E-Team, and Emmy-nominated Johanna Hamilton’s 1971. She directed the documentary feature film Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale, which broadcast nationally on PBS in 2011. (Picture by Andre Lambertson.)


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Getting Uncomfortable

By Marilyn Ness | October 15, 2018

Getting Uncomfortable

Director Marilyn Ness on the precarious balancing act involved in making her documentary on gun violence, Charm City.