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Sollers Point


Sollers Point, image courtesy of Oscilloscope
Sollers Point, image courtesy of Oscilloscope
Sollers Point, image courtesy of Oscilloscope

Sollers Point

Matt Porterfield in person June 9

(Matt Porterfield, 2017)

Artist Residency Award Project

Reception on June 9 | 6–7 PM

Fri, June 8, 2018 7 PM
Sat, June 9, 2018 7 PM

Over the last decade, Matt Porterfield has carved out a place as one of today’s most distinctive independent filmmakers. His previous features, often set in the northeastern Baltimore neighborhoods where he grew up, have been called “the real thing” by leading expert John Waters and “the most original, moving, and accomplished American independent films in recent years” by Richard Brody, longtime critic for the New Yorker.

Porterfield returns to the Wex to present his latest feature, which was supported in part by a Wexner Center Artist Residency Award. An authentic character study of a small-time drug dealer emerging from a nine-month house arrest, Sollers Point features a captivating lead performance by McCaul Lombardi (a memorable discovery from American Honey) and a terrific Jim Belushi as his watchful father. The film breathes fresh life into the classic scenario of a recovering criminal trying to find the right path while richly conveying the challenges (and limitations) of being free in working-class Baltimore. (101 mins., DCP)

Please join us in the lower lobby before the film on Saturday for a free public reception cosponsored by Film Columbus—the first in their series of networking events for filmmakers and film professionals.

Matt Porterfield’s residency and related events were made possible through the support of the Wexner Center Artist Residency Award program and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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