Sollers Point

Matt Porterfield

IFFR 2018

Voices

  • 101'
  • USA
  • 2017

Out on probation, 24-year old Keith is forced to move in with his dad in Baltimore, where he contemplates his uncertain future and the people he has let down. Keith wants to show he is a changed man and tries to get legal jobs everywhere, but the gang members from his dubious past won’t let him go just like that. His fiery temper also proves hard to control.

This unpretentious, social-realist drama follows Keith’s many attempts to make something of his adult life. In his car, he crisscrosses the former working class neighbourhoods of his city meeting family, people from the hood, friends and enemies. Chameleonic in his interactions, he can be ‘street’ or well-spoken as required. It proves hard to do the right thing amidst the unemployment, poverty, segregation and drug abuse.

Director
Matt Porterfield
Countries of production
USA, France
Production Year
2017
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
101'
Medium
DCP
Language
English
Producers
Eric Bannat, Alexandra Byer, Ryan Zacarias, Jordan Mintzer, Gabrielle Dumon
Production Companies
Hamilton Film Group, Nomadic Independence Pictures, Steady Orbits, The Bureau
Sales
The Bureau
Screenplay
Matt Porterfield / Hamilton Film Group
Cinematography
Shabier Kirchner
Editor
Marc Vives / bestué-vives
Production Design
Sara K. White
Sound Design
Chris Schneider, Julien Perez, Vincent Hazard
Music
Chris Swanson
Cast
McCaul Lombardi, Jim Belushi, Zazie Beetz, Tom Guiry, Marin Ireland, Brieyon Bell-El, Lynn Cohen

Programme IFFR 2018

Voices

A harvest of outstanding features, the future classics of arthouse cinema. With the eight nominees for the VPRO Big Screen Award.

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