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Putty Hill2011

  • 3.7
  • passes the bechdel test
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. 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. Exquisitely shot and employing surprising documentary techniques, PUTTY HILL is one of the most exciting American indie films in years.

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Member Reviews (6)


It never came together for me.

top reviewer

Using an off camera interviewer was cohesive. Well done. Young Skye singing Whitney was stellar.

top reviewer

I gave "Putty Hill" four stars. Here's my review:

Interesting format. A little dry but worth it.

great cinematography!

authentic and truthful