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  • Baltimore filmmakers to be spotlighted at New York's Museum of Modern Art

    Baltimore filmmakers to be spotlighted at New York's Museum of Modern Art
    The "Diner" guys, Tracy Turnblad and the moody teens of Hamilton will be basking in the New York spotlight this month, thanks to a Museum of Modern Art exhibition focusing on the works of Baltimore filmmakers Barry Levinson, John Waters and Matt...
  • Matt Porterfield's new film gets Baltimore release date

    Matt Porterfield's new film gets Baltimore release date
    Matt Porterfield's new film, "I Used To Be Darker," has been a festival favorite abroad. But soon Baltimore will get the first wider-release peek. According to a statement, the Baltimore director's third film will have its national opening in Baltimore...
  • Baltimorean Porterfield's 'Darker' is assured, insightful ✭✭✭1/2

    Baltimorean Porterfield's 'Darker' is assured, insightful ✭✭✭1/2
    Familial bonds are not easily broken. Bent, stretched, ripped, damaged and warped all out of shape? Definitely. But irreparably broken? Rarely. Baltimore director Matt Porterfield's "I Used To Be Darker" looks carefully at what it means to be a family,...
  • Maryland Film Festival 2013 continues event's expansion

    Maryland Film Festival 2013 continues event's expansion
    It used to be that the Maryland Film Festival was just a cool neighborhood event for Courtney Knipp — a bunch of obscure movies being shown just up the street from her home in Mount Vernon. Not anymore, not with thousands of film fans massing in...
  • Also from Baltimore …

    A dozen films to be shown at this year's Maryland Film Festival have ties to Baltimore or Maryland — a record number, organizers say. Here are some of the highlights: "12 O'Clock Boys" Maryland Institute College of Art grad Lotfy Nathan's...
  • Matt Porterfield's new movie accepted into Sundance Film Festival

    Matt Porterfield's new movie accepted into Sundance Film Festival
    "I Used to be Darker," the latest movie from Baltimore's Matt Porterfield, will be shown at January's Sundance Film Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. "I was in a bit of a state of shock," said Porterfield, who was on a return bus trip from New...
  • Short, but sweet success

    Short, but sweet success
    Filmmaker Gregory Bryan says he was "sick and tired of seeing the same Hollywood films." What he came up with instead was "The Dark," an ethereal, 21/2-minute nightmare complete with crawling blackness, creaking skeletons and enough creepiness of all...
  • Sondheim Artscape finalists are all over the map

    Sondheim Artscape finalists are all over the map
    The five artists in the Baltimore Museum of Art exhibit "Sondheim Artscape Prize: 2011 Finalists" all live in either Baltimore or Washington, D.C., but they are stylistically all over the map. This makes for an eclectic exhibit that changes as you walk...
  • A few of Matt Porterfield's favorite things

    A few of Matt Porterfield's favorite things
    Matt Porterfield says we can credit Jean-Luc Godard's "Masculine-Feminine" (1966) for the interview structure of "Putty Hill." He also says that Martin Bell's hard-to-find "Streetwise," about Seattle street kids, exerted a huge influence on his two...
  • Arts-donation website helps Matt Porterfield turn his new film into a cliffhanger

    Arts-donation website helps Matt Porterfield turn his new film into a cliffhanger
    "I Used to Be Darker" is meant to jump from the blocks at full speed: A 19-year-old discovers that she's pregnant, grabs a knife and exacts devastating revenge on the cad who knocked her up. After she loses her job overseeing bumper cars at an Ocean...
  • Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, TV and more

    Best week ever: Baltimore events, music, TV and more
    Our list of everything going on the week of 11/28-12/4 NOTABLE TV MONDAY Basketball Wives LA: Reunion, Part 2 (special; 8 p.m.; VH1) Top 40 (special; 8 p.m.; BBC America) Bored to Death (season finale; 9 p.m.; HBO) The Closer (mid-season premiere; 9 p....
  • Review: A family faces crisis in the muted 'I Used to Be Darker'

    Review: A family faces crisis in the muted 'I Used to Be Darker'
    Baltimore auteur Matt Porterfield, a distinctive talent among American indie filmmakers, shifts gears in his third feature, "I Used to Be Darker." Forgoing the documentary elements but not the aesthetic rigor that made his previous film, "Putty Hill,"...