Matthew Porterfield and Lotfy Nathan kick off MFF at Mount Royal Tavern after party
You know that Maryland Film Festival is really on when you spot Matthew Porterfield, the director of I Used to Be Darker, the fest’s most anticipated fiction flick, talking with Lotfy Nathan, the director of 12 O’Clock Boys, the controversial documentary about Baltimore’s urban dirt-bike riders, at the Mount Royal Tavern. Both directors said they were especially nervous and excited about debuting their new films for a local audience.
Porterfield’s two previous films, Hamilton and Putty Hill, were recently acquired by New York’s Museum of Modern Art. This month, he contributed a top ten list to Artforum magazine, where he showed hometown pride, writing about Co La’s new album and the Ravens’ Super Bowl victory.