On probation and living in his father's house after a year of incarceration, 24-year-old Keith navigates his deeply stratified Baltimore neighborhood in search of work and something to give his life new meaning. Though the outside world provides its own share of threats, Keith's greatest enemies are the demons he harbors within.
- McCaul Lombardi
- Jim Belushi
- Zazie Beetz
- Shabier Kirchner
- Marc Vives
- BROKEN WINGS
- THE BUREAU SALES
A charismatic star in McCaul Lombardi – previously seen in American Honey and Patti Cake$ -brings some iconic appeal.
Under Porterfield’s passionate gaze (…) Sollers Point builds toward a quickening emotional connection.
Precise and brilliant.
McCaul Lombardi brings an intensity to Keith, playing him as a blue-eyed boy gone bad.
A terrific Jim Belushi.
Porterfield’s achievement (…) is to hang back from expected narrative payoffs, while offering the appeal of a character study rooted in a specific American working-class milieu.
I like characters in transitional periods - those are the characters I want to write about. I don't like characters who always know what to do - I like characters who are trying to decide how they feel.
Matt Porterfield studied at NYU, lives in Baltimore, MD, and teaches at Johns Hopkins University. His first feature, HAMILTON (2006) was named “one of the finest American independent films ever made” by New Yorker film editor Richard Brody. Porterfield’s second feature, PUTTY HILL (2011) premiered in Berlinale Forum and was released in the US by Cinema Guild. In 2012, Matt was a featured artist in the Whitney Biennial, a Creative Capital grantee, and the recipient of a Wexner Center Artists Residency. He has two feature scripts in development: METAL GODS (IFP No Borders, 2012) and SOLLERS POINT. His third feature, I USED TO BE DARKER, premiered in 2013 at Sundance and in Berlinale Forum. In 2016, he co-produced and co-wrote Gaston Solnicki's first fiction feature, KÉKSZAKÁLLÚ.