Mdff Presents Putty Hill + Take What You Can Carry

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The MDFF PRESENTS series is programmed by a group of local filmmakers and writers dedicated to discovering and championing new cinematic voices. This month we present a double-bill of work by rising auteur Matthew Porterfield - his latest short film Take What You Can Carry and his breakout feature film Putty Hill presented on 35mm.

“Putty Hill makes no statement. It looks. It looks with as much perception and sympathy as it is possible for a film to look.”
– Roger Ebert

PUTTY HILL (91 mins, 35mm print) is a beautifully realized portrait of a close–knit community on the outskirts of Baltimore. At a neighborhood karaoke bar, friends and family gather to remember a young man who passed away. Knowing little about his final days, they attempt to reconstruct his life. In the process, they offer a window onto their own lives, an evocative picture of working class America, dislocated from the progress and mobility around them, but united in pursuit of a shared dream.

TAKE WHAT YOU CAN CARRY (30 mins, HD) is a picture of a young woman seen through the interiors she occupies and the company she keeps. A North American living abroad, Lilly aspires to shape an intimate and private place of her own while connecting to the world around her. When she receives a letter from home, it provides the conduit she needs to fuse her transient self with the person she's always known herself to be.


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