Amateur, now on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK.
Richard Sylvarnes’s video for Hal’s song The Chevalier’s Unpaid Bill, off the album Our Lady of the Highway
Michael Koshkin’s video for Hal’s song In Case She’s Waiting, off the album Our Lady of the Highway
FLIRT (1996) screens at IFC Center in New York Wednesday April 4 at 8pm. Tickets available here. Hal and members of the cast will be present. This is the first digitally restored 16×9 version of the film ever screened. What Hal says: “The best work I’ve ever done.”
Hal’s “whimsical yet deeply serious” (The New York Times) groundbreaking 1998 digital feature, The Book of Life, will receive a special screening at the IFC Center in New York on Thursday, March 21 at 8pm. Tickets available here.
Meanwhile concerns Joe Fulton, a man who can do anything from fixing your sink to arranging international financing for a construction project. He produces online advertising and he’s written a big fat novel. He’s also a pretty good drummer. But success eludes him.
A short documentary about the making of The Book of Life. Features interviews with Hal Hartley, Martin Donovan, and Thomas Jay Ryan.
A looping dialogue scene from The Unbelievable Truth. The DVD will be available soon from Olive Films.
DJ Mendel narrates 20 years of filmmaking in 2 minutes. An excerpt from the documentary “Years Later” on the new 20th Anniversary Edition DVD of The Unbelievable Truth.
Trailer for Hal Hartley’s 1990 film The Unbelievable Truth, coming soon to Olive Films.
A short excerpt from the US staging of Soon. A longer, 15 minute excerpt is available as part of the Possible Films 1 collection. The full text of the play is now available as a book, along with an album of music from the play.
Available as a download from our website, and on DVD from Microcinema, Surviving Desire has been remastered in glorious 4:3 and monophonic sound.
The making of No Such Thing (2001) starring Sarah Polley, Robert John Burke, Helen Mirren, and Julie Christie.
A sort of birthday card for Dutch composer Louis Andriessen.
With Parker Posey and Sabrina Lloyd with music by The Breeders.
A trailer for Fay Grim made during the early stages of editing. It features several shots that don’t appear in the final film.
An artist-criminal far from home asks his assistant to pirate a rare videotape before the German Post Office Authorities come to confiscate it. Part of the PF2: Possible Films Volume 2 short film collection.
There are five separate films, but they were made practically at the same time over a few years, with a consistency of style and formal strategy that resembles something like a new album. The five films were made during the years Hartley lived in Berlin and, though clearly addressing different issues and initiated by separate [...]