V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

PUTTY HILL

V' 10

PUTTY HILL

Matthew Porterfield
USA, 2010
Fiction, 87min, OV

PUTTY HILL

Matthew Porterfield
USA, 2010
Fiction, 87min, OV

Actors: 
Sky Ferreira
Jenny
Zoe Vance
Zoe
James Siebor Jr.
James
Dustin Ray
Dustin
Cody Ray
Cody
Charles «Spike» Sauers
Spike
Catherine Evans
Cathy
Virginia Heath
Virginia
Casey Weibust
Casey
Drew Harris
Geoff
Marina Siebor
Marina
Screenplay: 
Matthew Porterfield
Sound: 
Phil Davis
Nick Rush
Camera: 
Jeremy Saulnier
Editor: 
Marc Vives
Decoration: 
Sophie Toporkoff
Costume: 
Sara Jane Gerrish

Production: 
The Hamilton Film Group
World Sales: 
Jordan Mintzer
Format: 
HD
Color

]]>PROPOSITIONS]]> Selected examples of a New Cinema

A young man dies of a heroin overdose in an abandoned house in Baltimore. On the eve of his funeral, family and friends gather to commemorate his life. Their shared memories paint a portrait of a community hanging in the balance, skewed by poverty, city living, and a generational divide, united in their pursuit of a new American Dream.
I was raised in a Baltimore suburb wild with unkempt hedges, disheveled lawns and porches, yards full of car parts and swimming pools, and a church or a bar on every corner. This neighborhood, located just inside the city line, is the inspiration for much of my work and sets the scene for Putty Hill. On a most basic level, it is an amalgam of traditional forms of documentary and narrative realism. Though the structure of the film was plotted, the details of individual scenes were largely improvised, breathing life into the dialogue and bringing an enhanced degree of naturalism to the relationships between characters. (Matthew Porterfield)

In the presence of Matthew Porterfield.

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