Director by Angel Manuel Soto explores the streets of Baltimore in the new Sony Pictures film Charm City Kings.
Growing up in West Baltimore, teenage Mouse (Jahi Di’allo Winston, Queen & Slim, Proud Mary, The Upside) feels the fierce pull of different forces: Between notorious ex-con Blax (Grammy-nominated best-selling artist Meek Mill) and concerned Detective Rivers (William Catlett, TV’s Black Lightning), and between the straight path set for Mouse by his concerned mother (Teyonah Parris, If Beale Street Could Talk, Dear White People, TV’s Empire) and the dangers of gang life, which took his brother’s life. The one truth Mouse knows is that he loves the power, artistry and energy of “The Ride” — the exhilarating motorized-dirt-bike scene that is both pastime and passion on the streets of Baltimore.
During one eventful summer, Mouse steers his way through two father figures, a first girlfriend, the pull of illegal choices and the thrill of stunt-riding that makes him and his friends feel like Charm City Kings.
Charm City Kings premieres at Sundance and releases in theaters nationwide April 17th.