In partnership with Canongate Books, HBO and media partner Hot Press, the IFI is pleased to screen an episode from the final series of The Wire, to be followed by an on-stage interview with its creator, David Simon.
Widely hailed as one of the greatest television series ever, The Wire has gained a reputation as challenging, urgent and uncompromising drama. Set in Baltimore, it is a rich, sprawling portrait of the city and documents the war on drugs being waged by local police. After spending a year with the city’s Homicide Unit, David Simon went on to write Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, a true crime classic that led to the creation of The Wire. This event provides a unique chance to see an episode from the last series of The Wire on the big screen and meet the man behind the phenomenon.
‘Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets’ is published by Canongate this month. HBO will release the DVD of the fifth and final series of ‘The Wire’ on September 22nd.

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