V’18: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Sollers Point

V' 17

Sollers Point

Matthew Porterfield
USA/F, 2017
Fiction, 101min, OF

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Sollers Point

Matthew Porterfield
USA/F, 2017
Fiction, 101min, OF

Actors: 
McCaul Lombardi
Keith
James Belushi
Carol
Zazie Beetz
Courtney
Everleigh Brenner
Jessie
Screenplay: 
Matt Porterfield
Sound: 
Chris Swanson
Camera: 
Shabier Kirchner
Editor: 
Marc Vives
Decoration: 
Sara K. White
Costume: 
Elizabeth Warn

Production: 
Hamilton Film Group
Broken Wings
Le Bureau
World Sales: 
The Bureau Sales
Format: 
DCP
Color

Sentenced to a period of house arrest after his release from prison, Keith, a former gang member, is chafing at the confines of his father’s home. It doesn’t help that his dad, a former steel worker, can’t hide his contempt for the boy who let the family down by going off the rails. It is an uncomfortable situation for both men. And when Keith, being left by his girlfriend, is hooking up with stripper Jessie, he faces a confrontation with the members of his former gang.
Like in his previous work (PUTTY HILL, I USED TO BE DARKER) Matt Porterfield provides no easy answers to Keith’s plight. He rather foregrounds ambiguity and human frailty, immersing us in a world that offers complexity and contradiction rather than cut-out-and-keep moral messages.

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