The Corner: Episodes 1 and 2

Sat, Feb 7, 2015

2000, Dir. Charles S. Dutton
With T.K. Carter, Khandi Alexander, Sean Nelson and Clarke Peters
Digital projection

Before he created HBO’s The Wire, former journalist, author, and Baltimore native David Simon created the multiple Emmy Award winning miniseries The Corner based on the nonfiction book The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood, which he co-authored with Ed Burns.

Focusing on the activities at the junction of West Fayette Street and North Monroe Street in West Baltimore, The Corner paints a poignant, tender and unflinchingly honest portrayal of a family residing in poverty among the open-air drug markets of West Baltimore.  As he went on to do with The Wire, Simon presents Baltimore itself as a main character, and captures the effects of the crack-cocaine epidemic on the city as well as its people.

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