Hal Hartley

Hal Hartley


On the margins, things are always more interesting.    


Hal Hartley (born 1959) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and composer who became a key figure in the American independent film movement of the 1980s and '90s. He is best known for his films TRUST, AMATEUR, SIMPLE MEN and HENRY FOOL, which are notable for deadpan humour and offbeat characters quoting philosophical dialogue. He has won awards at Cannes and Sundance, and staged theater and opera on occasion. He runs his company, Possible Films, from his base in New York City. His most recent releases have been: MY AMERICA and MEANWHILE.

Films Selection

  • My America - 2014
  • Ned Rifle - 2014
  • Meanwhile - 2012
  • Fay Grim - 2006
  • The Girl from Monday - 2005
  • Henry Fool - 1997
  • Amateur - 1994
  • Simple Man - 1992
  • Trust - 1990
  • The Unbelievable Truth - 1989