Production still from Matt Porterfield’s Putty Hill, 2011. Putty Hill screens May 2-6 as part of the 2012 Biennial.
Putty Hill was conceived and shot in 12 days after financing fell through for another film Porterfield had been planning to shoot. He used untrained actors who improvised most of their dialogue. The film follows a group of people coping with a young man’s death by heroin overdose.
Photograph by Joyce Kim.