I Used to Be Darker with writer/director Matthew Porterfield in person


When Taryn (Deragh Campbell), a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, Maryland, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill (Ned Oldham and Kim Taylor) have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter Abby (Hannah Gross), just home from her first year of college. A story of family revelations, people finding each other and letting go, looking for love where they’ve found it before; and, when that doesn’t work, figuring out where they might find it next. With his third feature, writer/director Matthew Porterfield focuses his delicate eye on this rip in a family‚Äôs fabric and the emotional fallout it causes, creating a quietly riveting story enlivened by live musical performance. (DIr. by Matthew Porterfield, 2013, USA, 90 mins., Not Rated) Digital
Festivals: Sundance, Berlin, Buenos Aires, New York Film Festival

About Matthew Porterfield
Matthew Porterfield wrote and directed Hamilton, for which he was named best new filmmaker at the Boulder International Film Festival in 2007, and Putty Hill. He studied at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, lives in Baltimore, and teaches screenwriting, theory, and production at Johns Hopkins University. In 2012, Porterfield was a featured artist in the Whitney Biennial, a Creative Capital grantee, and the recipient of a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award. He has two feature scripts in development – Sollers Point and the IFP No Borders project Metal Gods.