I Used To Be Darker

I Used To Be Darker
Director: Matthew Porterfield

USA, Drama, 2013, 90 min, english with lithuanian subtitles, V

When Taryn (Deragh Campbell), a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim (Kim Taylor) and Bill (Ned Oldham) have problems of their own: they’re trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter Abby (Hannah Gross), just home from her first year of college. A story of family revelations, people finding each other and letting each other go, looking for love where they’ve found it before and, when that doesn’t work, figuring out where they might find it next. In 2013, film was premiered at the Sundance (USA) and Berlin international film festivals.


2013 – prize for the best narrative feature at the Atlanta Film Festival (USA)
2013 – prize for the best director at the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (AR)

About the director:

Matt Porterfield (was born in 1977, Baltimore, Maryland, USA) studied film at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and teaches in the film and media studies program at Johns Hopkins University (USA). In 2006, his first feature “Hamilton” (2006) was released. In 2010, his second feature “Putty Hill” (2010) premiered at the Berlinale’s International Forum of New Cinema.

Section: Music Moves the World

Screenplay: Amy Belk, Matthew Porterfield

Dir. of Photography: Jeremy Saulnier

Cast: Deragh Campbell, Hannah Gross, Ned Oldham, Kim Taylor, Nicholas Petr, Geoff Grace