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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
Matt Porterfield's restless and moving "Putty Hill" is about a pocket of working-class Baltimoreans reacting to the overdose death of a 24-year-old man. It finds seductive underlying forms in what outsiders might consider shapeless lives. When skateboarders and BMXers streak up and down and over a course of concrete dips and valleys, and a teenager tags a wall with a spray-paint baroque version of "Rest in peace, Cody," they prove that they have poetry in them. The director doesn't impose his poetry on them.
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By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | December 7, 2013
The "Diner" guys, Tracy Turnblad and the moody teens of Hamilton will be basking in the New York spotlight this month, thanks to a Museum of Modern Art exhibition focusing on the works of Baltimore filmmakers Barry Levinson, John Waters and Matt Porterfield. "Our Town: Baltimore," running through Dec. 24 at the venerable Manhattan art showcase, opens Thursday with Levinson's 1982 "Diner," an ode to '50s-era Colts fanaticism and the shift from the easy answers of adolescence to the complicated relationships of adulthood.
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Baltimore Sun staff | July 9, 2011
Matthew Porterfield, the filmmaker behind "Putty Hill" and "Hamilton," was named the winner of the sixth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize on Saturday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announced the winner of the $25,000 fellowship given every year in conjunction with Artscape at the Baltimore Museum of Art , where his installation is on display. "I'm speechless. To be a finalist among such fine artists is such an honor," Porterfield said Saturday night.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | August 9, 2013
Baltimore County officials have ordered a Parkville-area roller-skating rink to cancel an Aug. 16 club-themed event after complaints about crowds of teenagers disturbing residents and businesses as they leave the rink at closing time. This week, the county Department of Permits, Approvals and Inspections sent a letter to Skateland Putty Hill on Belair Road saying the business operated in a way that produces "excessive noise, traffic congestion, vandalism" and other activities creating a public nuisance.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | May 1, 2010
Just before flying to Europe to show his new film, "Putty Hill," at festivals in Copenhagen and Lisbon, Matt Porterfield acknowledged that he's taken aback whenever fans find his movies about Baltimore's white working class "so sad." Porterfield draws vital energy from his characters. "Their lives are so singular and surprising," he says. When reviewers or audiences point out how unusual Hamilton or Putty Hill are as movie settings, he thinks that speaks to the banality of other movies.
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January 6, 2010
On January 3, 2010 Emma P.D. Mullineaux A Graveside Service will be held at Parkwood Cemetery on Monday, January 11 at 11:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Emma's name may be made to either Gilchrist Center for Hospice Care, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031 or St. Michaels Lutheran Church, 9534 Belair Road, Putty Hill, MD 21236. www.ruckfuneralhomes.com
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February 21, 2006
On February 18, 2006, MARY BENEDETTA (nee Caparella); devoted wife of the late Isadore Benedetta;loving mother of Anthony Benedetta & his wife Jean, Frank Benedetta and the late Paul and Joseph Benedetta; dear grandmother of ten and great-grandmother of 17. Friends may call at the family owned EVANS CHAPEL OF MEMORIES - Parkville (corner of Harford Rd & Putty Hill) from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M., on Monday and Tuesday. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at St. Ursula's Catholic Church, on Wednesday at 10:30 A.M. Interment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
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By Glenn Small and Glenn Small,Evening Sun Staff | October 16, 1990
When the news got out in the early summer that state highway officials were planning to widen Harford Road to five lanes at two key intersections, much of the Parkville community was panicked.The Parkville Business Association, a 70-member collection of small businesses strung together between the two intersections in question, held a community meeting.Roughly 75 people attended and all but one person said they were against the proposal, because they feared widening the two intersections will encourage more traffic, faster speeds and the eventual widening of all of Harford Road to five lanes, ruining what's left of the small town character of the unincorporated area, which sits just inside the northeast section of the Beltway in Baltimore County.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | April 21, 1992
Baltimore County police thought they had ended a spate of car thefts in the townhouse communities along Belair Road last week when they caught a 19-year-old Parkville man in the act of ripping a telephone out of a parked truck.But Kenneth Schiminger, 26, who lives in the Belmont townhouse development off Belair Road above Putty Hill, said he knows better.He awoke yesterday morning, he said, to find a $500 Kenwood stereo speaker and an $800 amplifier missing from his 1988 Ford Escort. A side window also was broken.
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August 25, 2011
Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/MS Sports Notices, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email tworgo@patuxent.com . Include date, time, location, contact information and subsection. Competitive Putty Hill baseball tryouts for 11U-18U teams at St. Paul's, Aug. 20 and at Calvert Hall, Sept. 3. 410-299-7417 or Nationsmg@aol.com . MABA 11U travel baseball team seeks players for fall season.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2012
As of 9 a.m. Tuesday, traffic was slow on Belair Road near Putty Hill Road, due to an accident. Accidents were slowing traffic on Ebenezer Road near Perryvale Road in Baltimore County, Route 7 near Ridge Road in Rosedale, and Route 482 near Brodbeck Road in Hampstead. Monument Street is closed between Wolfe Street and Patterson Park Avenue in East Baltimore, due to sinkhole repairs. Maryland Transit Administration bus 35 has been diverted. Until further notice, the No. 14 bus stop located northbound on Crain Highway at Furnace Branch Road has been temporarily relocated due to construction.
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By Jordan Bartel, b | November 6, 2011
A list of everything you need to know about the week ahead. MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change) Immortals J. Edgar Jack and Jill Like Crazy NOTABLE TV MONDAY The Bad Girls Club Reunion, Part 1 (special; 9 p.m.; Oxygen) The Witch Doctor Will See You Now (series debut; 10 p.m; National Geographic)  TUESDAY Quints by Surprise (season premiere; 10 p.m.; TLC) Chuck's Week Off: Mexico (special; 10:30 p.m.; Cooking)
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August 29, 2011
Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/TT Sports Notices, Third floor, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email tworgo@patuxent.com . Include date, time, location, contact information and subsection. Competitive Putty Hill baseball tryouts for 11U-18U teams at St. Paul's, Aug. 20, and at Calvert Hall Sept. 3. 410-299-7417 or Nationsmg@aol.com . Cockeysville Clippers 14U travel baseball team seeks players for 2012 season for MABA league and tournament play.
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August 29, 2011
Send sports notices a minimum of two weeks before the requested publication date to Patuxent Publishing/MS Sports Notices, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email tworgo@patuxent.com . Include date, time, location, contact information and subsection. Competitive Putty Hill baseball tryouts for 11U-18U teams at Calvert Hall, Sept. 3. 410-299-7417 or Nationsmg@aol.com . MABA 11U travel baseball team seeks players for fall season. sbayne20@verizon.net , or 443-537-8653.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2011
"I Used to Be Darker" is meant to jump from the blocks at full speed: A 19-year-old discovers that she's pregnant, grabs a knife and exacts devastating revenge on the cad who knocked her up. After she loses her job overseeing bumper cars at an Ocean City arcade, she high-tails it to Baltimore. The film's writer-director, Matt Porterfield, and his co-writer (and partner), Amy Belk, pack a midsummer day's nightmare into a vivid streak of incidents. It could be the perfect lift-off for the rest of the story – and no one doubts Porterfield's ability to pull the sequence off. "Hamilton" and "Putty Hill," his first two features, demonstrated his skill at delivering keen emotion on the run. But Porterfield, who is shooting the rest of the script in Baltimore, has bet the completion of "I Used to Be Darker" on his ability to raise $40,000 by Aug. 13 through Kickstarter, the website for creative entrepreneurs.
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Baltimore Sun staff | July 9, 2011
Matthew Porterfield, the filmmaker behind "Putty Hill" and "Hamilton," was named the winner of the sixth annual Janet & Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize on Saturday. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts announced the winner of the $25,000 fellowship given every year in conjunction with Artscape at the Baltimore Museum of Art , where his installation is on display. "I'm speechless. To be a finalist among such fine artists is such an honor," Porterfield said Saturday night.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
Matt Porterfield is a hard-knocks poet — a rhapsodist in black and blue — whose work gains strength from its Baltimore roots. Porterfield located his first two movies, 2007's "Hamilton" and his current "Putty Hill," quite ruthlessly in the Baltimore neighborhhoods that give these films their names. So acute is his focus on authentic textures and characters — and so revealing are the epiphanies he ignites on the fly — that these tales of working-class endurance and rebellion have reverberated around the world.
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By Michael Sragow, The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2011
Matt Porterfield is a hard-knocks poet — a rhapsodist in black and blue — whose work gains strength from its Baltimore roots. Porterfield located his first two movies, 2007's "Hamilton" and his current "Putty Hill," quite ruthlessly in the Baltimore neighborhhoods that give these films their names. So acute is his focus on authentic textures and characters — and so revealing are the epiphanies he ignites on the fly — that these tales of working-class endurance and rebellion have reverberated around the world.
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