Putty Hill

Director: Matthew Porterfield
Year Released: 2010
Rating: 0.0

A disaffected narrator films/interviews disaffected people attending the funeral of someone who overdosed in disaffected Baltimore ... the result: disaffection. Numb, rambling and monotonous, this free-form movie says little about loss or pain or even anything about the politics of Baltimore (you could have done this in any other impoverished city, like Camden or Detroit) and what's worse is that after watching I felt like I had my time wasted instead of enriched, which to me is a mortal sin of cinema. Those with an interest in semiotics might find some pieces of this to pick out and decipher, but to me it's David Gordon Green's George Washington without the depth, care, humor or intellect.