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International Cinema Series Presents Independent Filmmaker Hal Hartley

posted on 04/10/2013

On Friday, April 12, the International Cinema Series at Eckerd College will host independent filmmaker Hal Hartley as well as screen his films Flirt and Meanwhile. "An Evening with Hal Hartley" begins at 7 p.m. in Miller Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets and reservations are not required.

Hal Hartley got his start with The Unbelievable Truth at the Sundance Film Festival in 1989, and in the decades that followed, has created a dozen feature films and a number of experimental shorts.

Still from Flirt by Hal Hartley
Still from Flirt

"Hal Hartley is one of America's cinematic greats who has persisted in making modest and intelligent films," says Nathan Andersen, Ph.D., Director of the International Cinema Series and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Eckerd. "Hal remains one of the most startlingly original and unique voices in American independent cinema, with a unique visual style, and a sensibility as intrigued by metaphysical and existential conundrums as it is by the intricacies of the human heart."

Hartley, who writes, directs, produce, and even composes music for his films, will visit Eckerd to discuss his first film, Flirt – a fascinating meditation on romance and the deterioration of relationships, and Meanwhile – his latest project which focuses on the difficulties of a troubled economic climate for even talented and versatile individuals.

Still from Meanwhile by Hal Hartley
Still from Meanwhile

The International Cinema Series presents critically acclaimed and important films from around the world – including independent and artistic American films – on Fridays from September to May in Miller Auditorium at Eckerd College. Through documentaries, narrative feature films and the occasional experimental work, the series presents restorations of honored classics as well as contemporary films that have captured the attention of critics at recent film festivals. 

Coming Soon:

Apr. 19 - Old Dog

Apr. 26 - Like Someone in Love

May 1 - Hannah Arendt

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