Eventually, I’ll see “Putty Hill.” The intriguing indie opens in New York this weekend. From just watching the trailer, “Putty Hill” reminds me a little of Larry Clark’s “Kids” only a little more sentimental in tone. Directed and co-written by Matt Porterfield, the website for the film, http://puttyhillmovie.com/, describes itin the following way:
A beautifully realized portrait of a close–knit community on the outskirts of Baltimore, PUTTY HILL is the second feature from celebrated young filmmaker Matt Porterfield (HAMILTON). At a neighborhood karaoke bar, friends and family gather to remember a young man who passed away. Knowing little about his final days, they attempt to reconstruct his life. In the process, they offer a window onto their own lives, an evocative picture of working‐class America, dislocated from the progress and mobility around them, but united in pursuit of a shared dream.
I’ve included the trailer below. IF you’re in New York this weekend, it might be worth checking out.