THE SLOW HUSTLE Feature Films In Person at AFI Silver


World Premiere

Following the screening, watch a special conversation with director Sonja Sohn and producer Marc Levin moderated by President of the African American Film Critics Association Gil Robertson.

At a time when police departments throughout the U.S. are under fire, the Baltimore Police Department may be in a league of its own. The questions surrounding the BPD finally exploded in 2017 when veteran Police Detective Sean Suiter was killed in the line of duty. Was it murder? Did Suiter commit suicide? Or, could it have been a “hit” ordered from within the department itself? Sonja Sohn, who starred in the beloved HBO crime drama series THE WIRE, set and produced in Baltimore, follows up her acclaimed feature directorial debut BALTIMORE RISING with a gripping story of dirty cops, cover-ups and a failed political establishment. The plot twists may be high drama, but, for Suiter’s family and the citizens of Baltimore, the stakes couldn’t be more real.–Ken Jacobson

Continue the conversation on DOCS Connect with filmmakers and audience members, here.

Director, producer, writer and actor Sonja Sohn’s career spans film, television and the spoken word as a multi-award-winning artist. Her directorial work on BALTIMORE RISING and THE SLOW HUSTLE highlights her passion for telling complex stories of inequity, healing and power inspired by the resiliency of Baltimore’s people.

Elizabeth Sehring
Blowback Productions, Inc.
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Country: USA

Year: 2021

Director: Sonja Sohn

Producers: Mahrya MacIntire, Daphne Pinkerson

Executive Producer: Marc Levin

Directors of Photography: Cliff Charles, John Benam

Editor: Donna Marino

Music: Lodewijk Vos

Featuring: D Watkins, Kevin Davis, TJ Smith, Larry Smith, Justin Fenton, Nicole Suiter, Jeremy Eldridge, Detective Jonathan Jones, Jayne Miller, Brian Kuebler

Running Time (minutes): 90

Language: English

Accessibility: Closed Captions Available