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Sollers Point

A Film By Matthew Porterfield

After a period of incarceration and home detention, a small-time drug dealer living with his dad outside of Baltimore,
tries to reintegrate into a community replete with barriers of its own.

Matthew Porterfield

Director

McCaul Lombardi

Actor

Jim Belushi

Actor

photocall at San Sebastian film fest 2017

Synopsis

Sollers Point tells the story of Keith (Lombardi), a small-time drug dealer under house arrest at the home of his father (Belushi) in Baltimore. He re-enters a community scarred by unemployment, neglect and deeply entrenched segregation. There, he pushes back against his surrounding limitations as he tries to find a way out of his own internal prison.

Director Statement

In many ways, Sollers Point will be my most personal film to date. To a certain extent, the characters in this film embody the possibilities that could have been mine if I’d made other choices; and, like me, they are all grappling with meaning in the face of unbelievable meaninglessness. In this way, they have an emotional center that is very close to my heart. – Matthew Porterfield

crew

Director Matt Porterfield (b.1977) has written and directed three feature films, Hamilton (2006), Putty Hill (2011) and I Used To Be Darker (2013), all produced in Baltimore, Maryland.

Producer Alexandra Byer most recently produced Tim Sutton’s third feature film, Dark Night, which had its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and line produced Love After Love (dir. Russ Harbaugh) with Parts & Labor.

Production Designer Sara K. White is known for Obvious Child, a comedy that swept the festivals (9 wins & 28 nominations).

Editor Marc Vives’ previous work includes Approaching the Unknown, which won the NHK Award at Sundance 2014.

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Sollers Point

Media Buzz

Matt’s work is something we’ve always been huge admirers of. He’s a phenomenal filmmaker with a unique voice and Sollers Point, is a meaningful progression in his storytelling. We’re looking forward to introducing this incredible and moving film to audiences. - Oscilloscope

What Porterfield does so well, beyond his feel for intimate human moments and the kind of novelistic detail that used to be called “dirty realism,” is capture a side of American life that more solipsistic branches of indie film never dare to approach. - IndieWire

A kind of urban pastoral, the well-cast, handsomely shot movie unfolds as a series of encounters, each one an attempt by the central character to find his footing in his hardscrabble working-class community, on the edges of the city near the waterfront. - The Hollywood Reporter