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Hal Hartley

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Dir. Hal Hartley, Derek Jarman
Feat. Lou Reed
A benefit for AIDS education and relief, indie bands (Smashing Pumpkins, Breeders etc.) and directors (Hal Hartley, Derek Jarman etc.) fuse their…
Unbelievable Truth, TheUnbelievable Truth, The (1989) Aro Favourite
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Adrienne Shelly, Robert Burke, Chris Cooke
The folk of a backward American town get a mite nervous when a mechanic returns after spending 15 years in prison for murdering his father and…
TrustTrust (1990)
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Adrienne Shelly, Martin Donovan, Edie Falco
A blackly comic examination of suburban neuroses with Adrienne Shelly returning for the director as a college drop–out who befriends an equally…
Surviving DesireSurviving Desire (Hal Hartley Shorts) (1991)
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Martin Donovan
The hour–long 'Surviving Desire' is an earlier Hartley work that focuses on Hartley's world of the 'college–educated slacker' whose…
Simple MenSimple Men (1992)
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Robert Burke, Bill Sage, Martin Donovan
Hartley's third feature re–visits his deadpan, sexy and intellectual world in which two brothers set off to find their estranged father.
Everything But The Girl - Home Movies (1993)
Dir. John Maybury, Hal Hartley
14 songs from the more winsome, pre–dance incarnation of EBTG, including clips directed John Maybury and Hal Hartley.
AmateurAmateur (1995)
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Isabelle Huppert, Martin Donovan, Elina Lowensohn
Hal Hartley approaches the conventions of a thriller in further probing his fixation with dysfunctional romance and relationships, and thus checks in…
FlirtFlirt (1995)
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Parker Posey, Martin Donovan
Moderately successful filmic experiment from Hal Hartley, peddling his usual studied ironies in a story told three times over, in New York, Berlin…
Henry FoolHenry Fool (1998)
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Thomas Jay Ryan, Parker Posey, James Urbaniak
Hal Hartley gathers several unlikely narrative threads concerning a bottled–up trashman composing an epic poem while under the spell of…
Book of LifeBook of Life (1998) Recommended
Dir. Hal Hartley
Feat. Martin Donovan, Polly Jean Harvey, Thomas Jay Ryan
The return of Jesus Christ in the hours prior to Armageddon, December 31, 1999, is told in a series of wry, amusing and thoughtful scenes by indie…

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