Matthew Porterfield has established himself as a filmmaker to watch by blending the techniques of fiction and non-fiction storytelling in his films. With his new film I USED TO BE DARKER, Porterfield’s style has evolved, magnifying the emotional lives of his characters. Bill (Ned Oldham) and Kim (Kim Taylor) are a pair of musicians whose troubled marriage seems to be coming to an end, which deeply hurts their daughter Abby (Hannah Gross). But when their niece Taryn (Deragh Campbell) arrives unannounced, the dissolving marriage is silhouetted by the girls’emerging troubles and desire to be free.
Friday, April 12 2:45 PM; Sunday, April 14 7:00 PM, Hollywood Regal 20.