PUTTY HILL & HAMILTON
USA 2006 - 2010,
Two films by Matt Porterfield
Putty Hill (USA 2010, 89 min)
A young man’s untimely death unites a fractured family and their community through shared memory and loss. Cory 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.
Hamilton (USA 2006, ca. 65 min)
HAMILTON chronicles two summer days in the life of a young family: Lena, 17, and Joe, 20, two recent and accidental parents residing in a diverse, suburban neighborhood in northeast Baltimore City.