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I Used to Be Darker

I Used to Be Darker

USA, 2013, 90 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: American Indie, Drama, Family Issues, Social Issues
Program: Contemporary World Cinema
Language: English

DIRECTOR: Matthew Porterfield
Producer: Eric Bannat, Steve Holmgren, Ryan Zacarias
Editor: Marc Vives
Screenwriter: Amy Belk, Matthew Porterfield
Cinematographer: Jeremy Saulnier
Principal Cast: Deragh Campbell, Hannah Gross, Ned Oldham, Kim Taylor, Nicholas Petr, Geoff Grace


When Taryn, a Northern Irish runaway, finds herself in trouble in Ocean City, Maryland, she seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore. But Kim and Bill have problems of their own: they are trying to handle the end of their marriage gracefully for the sake of their daughter, Abby, just home from her first year of college. I Used to Be Darker is a story of people finding each other and letting each other go; of looking for love where they have found it before; and, when that does not work, figuring out where they might find it next.

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