Skink Ink Editions is now selling gallery-quality giclée prints of stills from the films of Hal Hartley.
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
Original music by Hal Hartley, featuring songs by Matty Charles and The Valentines, Pete Galub and The Annuals, and The Lost Patrol. 01. Chelsea (00:34) 02. Matty Charles and The Valentines – Satellite (03:44) 03. Bridge (01:07) 04. Train (02:45) 05. Garment (00:22) 06. Financial (02:19) 07. Stumble (01:08) 08. Matty Charles and The Valentines [...]
A beautiful 18″ x 24″ poster signed by filmmaker Hal Hartley. Limited Quantity available.
With an outrageous lightness of touch, lucidity, and intelligence, Hal Hartley re-imagines the apocalypse as foretold in Christian tradition. He asks the simple question: would Jesus really put up with this madness? Told with great energy, style, and curiosity, The Book of Life is a humanistic deconstruction of western values and a vigorous exercise in what was in 1998 the new digital media, an unrelenting kaleidoscope of fast moving images and heart-pounding music perfectly capturing a techno-driven, computerized, and postmodernist world. Thoughtful, respectful, funny, and very bold in its assertions, the film was cited by the New York Times as “…whimsical yet deeply serious…”
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.
A beautiful, full-color photo book of Hal Hartley’s films, published in Sweden, featuring scene and production stills from The Unbelievable Truth through the not-yet-released television pilot Meanwhile. We are selling 10 numbered copies (from the first print run of 300) signed by Hal Hartley. Softcover, 220 x 315mm (8.6 x 12.4 inches) 100 pages, color [...]
Features songs from P.J. Harvey, David Byrne, Yo La Tengo, and many more.
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
Available as a download from our website, and on DVD from Microcinema International.
Newly digitally re-mastered with color correction supervised by the director, this early Hartley favorite stars Martin Donovan, Mary Ward, Matt Malloy, and Rebecca Nelson.
Original score by Hal (AKA Ned Rifle) & Jeffrey Taylor
with songs by My Bloody Valentine, Pavement, P.J. Harvey, Yo La Tengo, and others!
The complete original music from the 2001 film.
Available for the first time ever, exclusively as a digital download from possiblefilms.com
Originally released in 1993. Featuring tracks from Yo La Tengo, Phylr, The Great Outdoors, and The Brothers Kendall.
In 1995 Hal Hartley invited three musician friends from drastically different quarters of the contemporary rock scene to collaborate with him on some songs. For about a month they were a band called Ryful—a play on Hartley’s film-scoring pseudonym, “Ned Rifle.”
A conversation between Hal Hartley & Kenneth Kaleta. Hal Hartley’s comedies and explorations of mismatched love and misplaced trust have been provocative must-sees for the past two decades with critics and audiences alike. Given the range and depth of his interests, along with the decidedly rigorous pursuit of a deeply felt aesthetic, his films are [...]
The music for Fay Grim is based on themes first created for the film Henry Fool (1998). Fay Grim is something of a sequel as well as a satire on contemporary international relations. So, some of the fun of this soundtrack is in hearing the earlier band-sized themes twisted and turned towards the color and [...]
Sabrina Lloyd, Bill Sage, Tatiana Abracos, Leo Fitzpatrick and James Urbaniak.
An aggressive clash of mechanical and acoustic instruments, catchy melodies and rich, sometimes dissonant harmonies; modernist, electronic, and beat-driven. This music grew out of the work Hal Hartley was engaged in from 1998 till 2004 – a period in which he chose to focus on more experimental films, theater, and music. Track List: 1. Partisans [...]