Unclassified 18+
Matthew Porterfield, 65 mins, USA, 2006, DVCAM. Courtesy: The Hamilton Film Group.


Set over the course of two days in a blue collar suburb of Baltimore, new mother Lena tries to reconnect with her baby's father before she leaves town for the Summer.

For his feature debut, Matthew Porterfield envisaged a suggestive, pared-down structure that avoided narrative conventions that distort, conflict and oversimplify life. With nuanced performances from his leads and thoughtful composition, Hamilton achieves all of this and more.

The film offers an engaging and unsentimental portrait of contemporary life and the challenges of being a new and unexpected parent.

"One of the most original, moving and accomplished American independent films in recent years"- The New Yorker

"The dreamy, near-silent milieu are sufficiently Malickian to generate comparisons to David Gordon Green, but Porterfield's no rank pretender"- Time Out New York

A Baltimore native and graduate of the Tisch School of the Arts, Matthew Porterfield is an exciting new talent in the US indie film landscape. ACMI is pleased to present his first two features, Putty Hill and Hamilton, to local audiences in an extended First Look season.

Dates   Sun 29 Jul 2012, 3.30pm

Mon 30 Jul 2012, 7pm

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