Premiering in the NEXT section at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, “I Used to Be Darker” marks Matt Porterfield’s anticipated follow-up to his beguiling amalgamation of documentary and fictional narratives “Putty Hill,” which Indiewire’s Eric Kohn gave a glowing A- grade to. Indiewire has an exclusive first look at Porterfield’s third feature.
The film, which takes its title from a lyric in a Bill Callahan song, centers on the working life of two domestic musicians (Kim Taylor and Ned Oldham, who perform original songs in the drama).
“This is a story about relationships,” screenwriter Amy Belk said. “People taking care of each other and letting each other go, looking for love and connection where they’ve found it before or where they might find it next. It’s about family: what pushes us away from our own, what draws us back, how we negotiate new terms of engagement as we carve our own space in the world.”
Adds Porterfield, “It’s a story about home, based on the belief that you can go home again, but it always involves building something new.”
Below take a peek at two exclusive photos from the film, and view its trailer: