USA 2006, 65 min
Two summer days in the suburbs of Baltimore. Matthew Porterfield’s debut and the puristic prequal of his celebrated PUTTY HILL.
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.
A minor miracle. (...) One of the most original, moving, and accomplished American independent films in recent years. (Richard Brody, The New Yorker)
... astonishing in its simple beauty, amazing performances, and hypnotic pace. The real thing. (John Waters, Artforum)
Matt Porterfield directs in a near subliminal style... his frequently wordless images capture mood and emotion with surprising effectiveness. (Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times)
Visual poetry aside, what makes Hamilton a treasure is its thoughtful, unsenti-mental fleshing out of lives often glimpsed (in movies and elsewhere) but rarely considered. (Mark Holcomb, Time Out New York)
Hamilton is a tribute to the power of observation and mood. (Vincent Musetto, The New York Post)
- Viennale International Film Festival
- Stockholm International Film Festival
- Bradford International Film Festival
- Atlanta Film Festival
- Denver Starz Film Festival
- Maryland Film Festival
- Wisconsin Film Festival
Director, Screenplay and Editor
Stephanie Vizzi, Chris Meyers, Sarah Seipp-Williams, Gina Mooers, Megan Clark, Madeline Saar Reeser, Jasmine Bazinet-Phillips, Tiffany Boone
Director of Photography
Sound Design and Mix
HAMILTON and PUTTY HILL were released on one DVD.
PAL / Color
PUTTY HILL 89 min + HAMILTON 65 min
Softbox (Set Content: 1)
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