Friday, October 23, 2009

Porterfield's "Hamilton" screening at the Parkside

Message from NOGLI president, Mark:

Baltimore's Neighborhood Design Center and NOGLI are partnering to present a screening of former Hamiltonian (and former Chameleon Cafe server) Matthew Porterfield's 2006 fictional feature film "Hamilton" at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, November 3rd, at the Parkside Restaurant at 4709 Harford Road.

NDC and NOGLI have long partnered on a variety of projects serving NOGLI's neighborhoods and this event was spearheaded by NDC as the sole citywide "appetizer event" for NDC's Annual Party on November 11th, at which Porterfield will be speaking about "The Power of Place."

The movie has been screened several times previously in the neighborhood but this screening offers those who haven't had a chance to see the film the opportunity to do so in the convivial environment of Parkside's backroom area.

This link ( takes you to a good 2004 City Paper article on the movie from 2004. Note the closing paragraphs and the discussion of the support provided by Jeff, Brenda and The Chameleon Cafe in helping the filmaker/server obtain the funds needed to make
this film. Porterfield's newest film, "Putty Hill," is now in post production, with excerpts being shown at NDC's Annual Party.

The film will be introduced by brief comments from NDC Executive Director Mark Cameron and myself. Porterfield may attend, but commitments in New York may make that impossible.

This event is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there. I haven't seen the film but I have heard great things about it from folks far and wide.

-- nogli mark