| Dec 7, 2013
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...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:28 AM
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,...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:00 AM
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...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:21 AM
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...
| May 4, 2013
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...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 2:42 PM
"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...
| May 9, 2011
| 4:18 AM
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...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 1:32 PM
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...
| Mar 3, 2011
| 5:04 AM
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...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 5:39 AM
"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...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 10:07 AM
Our list of everything going on the week of 11/28-12/4
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....
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:15 PM
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,"...