Matt Porterfield’s pensive and richly textured films “Hamilton” and “Putty Hill” have established him as one of Baltimore’s preeminent filmmakers. Maryland Morning is excited to welcome him to this month’s Screen Test for a conversation and a screening of his work. The Screen Test is on Tuesday, November 23 at 7p.m. at The Windup Space in Baltimore’s Station North neighborhood.
Maryland Morning arts and culture ace Tom Hall will talk with Porterfield in front of a live audience about the early influence of nature documentaries and suburban Baltimore on his work, about how he found film in New York and why he came back to Baltimore, and about the two very different screenplays he’s currently writing.
Then we’ll screen a selection of Porterfield’s work, including clips from “Hamilton,” which a “New Yorker” critic named one of the best films of the Aughts; a Coney Island-inspired study; and the music videos he made for local bands Dope Body and Double Dagger. We’ll save time at the end for audience questions and conversation.
As always, the Screen Test is free and open to the public. We’ll air Tom’s conversation with Porterfield on Maryland Morning on Friday, November 26.
Find out more about Porterfield’s work here: http://hamiltonfilmgroup.org/
Any questions , comments, or suggestions? Give us a call at 410-735-1600 or e-mail us at [email protected]
You can check out the interviews from earlier Screen Tests with Chris LaMartina, Skizz Cyzyk, the Robinson Brothers, Catherine Pancake, and Eric Dyer, and see Christopher Moore’s wonderful photos, here: http://mdmorn.wordpress.com/category/screen-test/