Director Sonja Sohn’s The Slow Hustle, a documentary project that will premiere this week as part of the DOC NYC festival, explores the cost of seeking justice within a corrupt and dangerous system. When veteran Baltimore Police Officer Sean Suiter is found dead just one day before he was to testify to a federal grand jury about the widespread corruption within BPD’s Gun Trace Task Force, Suiter’s family begins a long and painful journey to uncover the truth about his death.
Among the many interviews in the documentary is Baltimore Sun reporter Justin Fenton, whose book about corruption stemming from the Gun Trace Task Force, “We Own This City: A True Story of Crime, Cops, and Corruption,” has been adapted into the upcoming HBO six-hour limited series We Own This City, which reunites The Wire’s EP David Simon and producer George Pelecanos.
Crime Story Media Founder Kary Antholis serves as Executive Producer on both The Slow Hustle and We Own This City.
The Slow Hustle will premiere Monday, November 15, 2021, at 7:00pm the Cinépolis Chelsea (which will include a post-screening Q&A with director Sohn), and online Tuesday, November 16 – Wednesday, November 17, 2021. Tickets can be purchased for both via the DOC NYC website. The Slow Hustle will premiere Dec. 7, 2021, on HBO and its streaming service, HBOMax.