Film Series May 20-22: ‘Putty Hill’

| May 19, 2011
Putty Hill

This weekend the Webster University Film Series presents Putty Hill, a 2010 portrait of a close-knit community on the outskirts of Baltimore.

Screenings: May 20, 21, 22, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Winifred Moore Auditorium

PUTTY HILL (Matt Porterfield, 2010, USA, 85 min)

A beautifully realized portrait of a close-knit community on the outskirts of Baltimore, Putty Hill is the second feature from celebrated young filmmaker Matt Porterfield (Hamilton). At a neighborhood karaoke bar, friends and family gather to remember a young man who passed away.

Knowing little about his final days, they attempt to reconstruct his life. In the process, they offer a window onto their own lives, an evocative picture of working-class America, dislocated from the progress and mobility around them, but united in pursuit of a shared dream.

For the full calendar: www.webster.edu/filmseries.

Admission is $6 for the general public, $5 for seniors, students from other schools and Webster alumni, and $4 for Webster University staff and faculty unless otherwise noted. All films screened in Moore Auditorium on the campus of Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood, Webster Groves, Mo., unless noted.

The Webster University Film Series receives funding from the Missouri Arts Council – a state agency, the Regional Arts Commission, and the Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis.

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