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.
How did you meet the actors: Adrienne Shelly, Robert Burke, Edie Falco and the others?
Robert had been at college with me, in the acting conservatory. So was Edie, but I didn’t know her. She was a few years after us. Adrienne sent her headshot to our offices either in response to an ad I had put in Backstage or just out of the blue. I can’t remember…
Interview with Hal about the release of the book and the music.
Excerpts from an interview with Hal Hartley in New York, October 2009, by actor, filmmaker and playwright, DJ Mendel. The collection, POSSIBLE FILMS 2 (“PF2″) will be screened at the IFC Center in NYC on April 22. DM: It feels very much like an album, this collection of films. These are the new songs. HH: [...]
Q&A from 2006 with college students taking a seminar called Myth Made Visible in which they watched No Such Thing.
City College Address, New York, Spring 2005
September 2008: The Deauville American Film Festival in France presented actress Parker Posey with a retrospective and tribute and invited Hartley to say a few words:
Interview with the Spanish daily, Diario de Leon, on the occasion of the retrospective of Hartley’s films at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Castilla y Leon.
By Anders Wright. Originally printed in the program book of La Commedia, commissioned by The Netherlands Opera Is it strange that independent American filmmaker Hal Hartley is staging an opera in Amsterdam? Probably not. Though it is tempting to view his work on La Commedia as a departure from the emotionally high-concept films he has [...]
On June 27 in Munich, on behalf of the Munich International Film Festival, Hal presented actress Julie Christie with the festival’s CineMerit Award, recognizing her excellent and on-going achievements in cinema. Christie first met Hartley when she performed in his film, No Such Thing (2001), which is where she also met the brilliant Sarah Polley [...]
Hal Hartley interviewed by Oliver Kerkdijk for Odeon Magazine, Amsterdam (March 2008) OK: What’s the connection between Dante’s Divine Comedy and Hal Hartley? HH: Louis Andriessen. OK: You’ve moved to Berlin, staged plays in Antwerp and Salzburg, others have staged theatrical versions of your screenplays in this part of the world, a retrospective of your [...]