Hal Hartley

Film director

1959 –

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Who is Hal Hartley?

Hal Hartley is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and composer who became a key figure in the American independent film movement of the 1980s and 1990s. He is best known for his films Trust, Amateur and Henry Fool, which are notable for deadpan humour and offbeat characters quoting philosophical dialogue.

His films provided a career launch for a number of actors, including Adrienne Shelly, Edie Falco, Martin Donovan, Karen Sillas and Elina Löwensohn. Hartley frequently scores his own films using his pseudonym Ned Rifle, and his soundtracks regularly feature music by indie rock acts Yo La Tengo and P J Harvey.

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Born
Nov 3, 1959
Lindenhurst
Also known as
  • Ned Rifle
Parents
Spouses
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • State University of New York at Purchase
  • Massachusetts College of Art

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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