Accountancy. Murder. Amnesia. Torture. Ecstacy. Understanding. Redemption. At long last, Amateur‘s on Blu-ray and DVD.
Skink Ink Editions is now selling gallery-quality giclée prints of stills from the films of Hal Hartley.
Hal’s debut film The Unbelievable Truth (1989) is headed to New York’s First Time Fest. Buy your ticket to the March 1 screening and Q&A today!
We are proud to announce Olive Films’ much-anticipated DVD & Blu-ray re-release of Hal’s beloved classic Trust (1991). Read what Hal has to say about the film 22 years later.
The complete and definitive scenarios for Hal Hartley’s films The Book of Life (1997), No Such Thing (1999), and The Girl from Monday (2003), presented here for the first time in numbered first edition signed by the author.
New music from Hal Hartley.
Our Lady of the Highway is 14 new instrumental songs composed over the past few years. Early mixes of some have appeared here on the website and one of them “The Bride’s Older Sister” grew from a tune made for Henry Fool (1998). But otherwise these are new tracks recorded and mastered this past winter and spring.
Hal Hartley’s first feature film since 2006 is now available on DVD!
“Meanwhile is a riveting return to the intimate philosophical storytelling that characterizes Hartley’s cinema in the era of The Unbelievable Truth (1989), Trust (1990), Simple Men (1992), and Amateur (1994). It doesn’t drag its coattails in the romantic glory of those films, however, being fully attuned to the harsh realities of 21st century survival.” —Graham Fuller, Artinfo
MEANWHILE will screen at the magnificent Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens on Thursday, March 8 at 7pm. Hal will introduce the film and do a Q&A afterwards.
DVDs of MEANWHILE will be available for purchase at the screening.
Wednesday, February 29 at 8pm
The 8pm show is sold out! A second show has been added at 9:45pm.
IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY
Hal Hartley in person
The DVD & Soundtrack will be available for purchase on our website in early March 2012.
Hal, editor Kyle Gilman, and star D.J. Mendel discuss the music in Meanwhile and Hal’s composing process.
Editor Kyle Gilman talks about the production workflow of Meanwhile and the newer ways to watch movies.
The Women. A brief chat with the three main actresses in Meanwhile about their relationships with Joe Fulton.
Hal Hartley’s MEANWHILE Kickstarter Update Video #2 is about lead actor DJ Mendel, his character Joe Fulton, and his current one man show, Dick Done Broke, about a messed up steel worker named Donny.
MEANWHILE is 67% financed in the Kickstarter Campaign. Thanks for all of the support. Here is the first in a series of little excerpts from the making-of documentary that will accompany Meanwhile on the DVD.
Today I launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $40,000 to release a limited edition DVD of my new film, MEANWHILE.
This was the 1998 “re-release” by Echostatic Records of the original 1993 CD. This all paper fold-out presentation has the same artwork as the original jewel-box release but tinted blue. Forty untouched units are available autographed by Hal Hartley (on the back of the inside sleeve).
Many thanks to Janet Ridgeway of Echostatic Records for making these available!
HENRY FOOL Original Soundtrack Album (CD) signed and numbered!!!
Who listens to CDs anymore anyway? Exactly. But they were really cool objects, especially when designed like miniature album covers for traditional vinyl records. We’ve got 100 original copies of these CDs autographed and numbered by Hal.
The Swedish publisher Libraryman has produced a large format picture book of images from Hal’s films titled The Heart is a Muscle and designed by Tony Cederteg. Available January 2011 from Libraryman, and coming soon to the Possible Films store.
December 6–12, all items in the Possible Films store are 20% off. We are the exclusive retailers of the new 20th Anniversary Edition DVD of The Unbelievable Truth, and the book of Hal’s play Soon, along with soundtracks to most of Hal’s films. And starting today, The Book of Life soundtrack album is available for download. It features songs from P.J. Harvey, David Byrne, and Yo La Tengo.
It’s been 20 years since the theatrical release of The Unbelievable Truth, in which Hal introduced audiences to the talents of Adrienne Shelly, Edie Falco, and Robert John Burke.
We’ve released a 20th Anniversary Edition DVD with lots of pictures and a never-before-seen doc which includes interviews with Hal and Adrienne Shelly (as far as we know, the only footage of them interviewed together) as well as Robert, Martin Donovan, and Thomas Jay Ryan. It is available exclusively on our website.
Driven by music and choreography, Soon is a play first performed in Europe in 1998 and then again in the US in 2001. The music is available for the first time, recently re-worked into a compelling weave of brief spoken-word segments and songs constructed from the dialogues. Complete selection available to download from possiblefilms.com now. Individual tracks available everywhere else.
Available for the first time: the definitive version of Hal Hartley’s only play to date which was staged in Europe in 1998 and California in 2001. With an introduction by the author.
Hilarious, moving, and sociologically astute, SOON “touched a naked nerve in contemporary American sensibility” (Western European Stages).
“Exploring small ideas that couldn’t be fleshed out in feature form, Hartley creates intimate works that are honest and feel like they’re done by an artist doing it for the love of the craft, not looking for a quick buck. But would we think anything less from Hartley?” —Filmmaker Magazine
IFC Center in New York City (323 Ave of the Americas @ West 3rd) will present a two evening event with Hal, screening his 1991 film, Surviving Desire, on the 21st and his newest collection of short films, Possible Films 2, on the 22nd. Both programs start at 8:30pm. Hal will be introducing each program.