March 15, 2012

Putty Hill (2010)

Directed by: Matthew Porterfield
Country: USA

Plot: A young man's untimely death unites a fractured family and their community through shared memory and loss.
Quick comment: The death of a young drug-addict from Baltimore was the inspiration for Porterfield to blend fiction and documentary in this "indie" production. Without making judgements, he directs the camera on family and friends of the deceased around his funeral date. The tough environment these people live are evident - they all seemed detached and somehow lost, having trouble in exteriorize their affections. Without a main character it has the ability of never losing interest.
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