Theo Anthony's 'Rat Film' Delves Into Issues of Rodents and Racism in Baltimore

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Theo Anthony's documentary

Rat Film

, which opened the 

Art of the Real Festival at the Film Society of Lincoln Center this month, uses the rat infestation problem of Baltimore to delve into much deeper issues of racism and a segregated city.

As

Art in America

's Craig Hubert explains, "Anthony's editing, explicit without being obvious, makes it easy to pick up metaphoric resonance between experiments with rat control on one hand and racist city planning on the other."

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