Amanda Lipitz hopes her documentary “Step” will show a side of inner-city Baltimore not usually found in today’s headlines.
Some of the buzz at Sundance is being directed toward a Baltimore step team.
Baltimore filmmaker Matt Porterfield’s third film, I Used to Be Darker (which we’ve written about here and here ) won a rave review from New Yorker film blogger Richard Brody, who picked it as one of the “Three Excellent Sundance Films” he reviewed this week. Brody praised the film for its “clear sense of place” (Baltimore!) and its use of music. I Used to Be Darker and two other films are “major cinematic events.” As far as blurbs go, that’s not bad at all.
Congrats to Matt Porterfield, whose soon-to-be-released film, I Used to Be Darker, was just accepted to the Sundance Film Festival. Considering that Porterfield’s work was selected for the Whitney Biennial, snagged him the Sondheim Prize, and won him accolades from film reviewers in the New Yorker, we’re confident in proclaiming that the filmmaker has officially arrived.