Posts Tagged 'Hamilton'

HAMILTON and PUTTY HILL Get Distribution!

MFF 2010 (and Baltimore’s) PUTTY HILL bought for US theatrical distribution by the prestigious Cinema Guilld — and MFF 2006’s HAMILTON to finally see a DVD release!

Matt Porterfield on Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast

Click here to listen to Matt Porterfield, Baltimore director of MFF 2010 selection PUTTY HILL interviewed on Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast on WYPR!


Animal Collective / ODDSACLooks like this is the weekend to catch up on movies you want to see, but have put off. Yup, you can wait for dvd, cable, etc.- but why ?  Have you seen DATE NIGHT or GHOST WRITER at the Landmark, or GIRL WITH A DRAGON TATTOO, GREENBERG, or ART OF THE STEAL at the Charles ? Hurry.

Or, keep looking- Matt Porterfield’s no budget “miracle” film (just quoting the New Yorker) , HAMILTON,  is playing in the JHU Film Festival along with some truly iconic films from Renoir and Fellini. A great chance to get ready for Matt’s new film, PUTTY HILL, which will be part of MFF 2010 (after premiering at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, and getting great notices at SXSW).

Danny Perez’ film, ODDSAC, made in close collaboration with the music group Animal Collective, will have one screening at the Senator this weekend and it’s extraordinary. I blogged about it from Sundance (you find it here by typing ODDSAC in the search block) where it left the whats-the-next-big-thing part of the audience scratching their heads. As intended. It’s an amazing fusion of movie and music talent, completely intertwined in a way that nods to rare music/movie partnerships like Eisenstein and Prokofiev, Hitchcock and Herrmann without of course looking anything like their films.

–Jed Dietz, MFF Director

New Yorker Highlights Matt Porterfield’s HAMILTON

From The New Yorker online:

“On Saturday night at 8, at UnionDocs, in Brooklyn, Matthew Porterfield’s remarkable first feature, hamilton.jpgHamilton,” will have a rare screening, after which I’ll moderate a discussion with the director, who will also present something from his work-in-progress, “Metal Gods.” I saw “Hamilton” when it premiered at Anthology Film Archives, in 2006; I thought then, and think now, that it’s one of the finest American independent films ever made. It’s not available on DVD, and, in any case, its exquisitely thought-out compositions are best savored on the big screen.”   — Richard Brody

HAMILTON was selected and screened in the 2006 Maryland Film Festival.