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Matthew Porterfield set the third feature film of a trilogy he began with Putty Hill (2010) and I Used to Be Darker (2013) in the working-class surroundings of his own hometown, Baltimore. The movie follows Keith (McCaul Lombardi) a 20-something trying to get back on his feet after prison and home detention. But soon the focus slides along the neighbourhood’s topology itself. Sollers Point was an important steel-manufacturing complex at the beginning of the 20th century, then came the deindustrialisation in the Seventies and its corollary plagues. Deeply naturalistic, Sollers Point oscillates between poetic urban inventory and social account.