Matt Porterfield’s I USED TO BE DARKER launches its national theatrical run this weekend in Baltimore at the Charles Theater. I USED TO BE DARKER screened at the 2013 Maryland Film Festival,2013 Sundance Film Festival and the 2013 Berlin Film Festival and won Best Narrative Feature at the 2013 Atlanta Film Festival. The film will open in New York on October 4th and Los Angeles on October 11th, followed by a national release.
When Taryn (Deragh Campbell), a runaway from Northern Ireland, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, MD, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill (Ned Oldham and Kim Taylor) 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.