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.
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
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.