Hal Hartley

Hal Hartley

Highest Rated: 100% The Unbelievable Truth (1990)

Lowest Rated: 31% No Such Thing (2001)

Birthday: Nov 3, 1959

Birthplace: Lindenhurst, New York, USA

Hal Hartley was one of the most revered independent filmmakers of the late 1980s and '90s, known for his original style that blended deadpan comedy with impactful drama and social satire. Hartley's directing career began in earnest in the late '80s with "The Unbelievable Truth," an offbeat love story between a Long Island teen and an older mechanic. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival, thus ushering in what would prove to be the most successful decade of Hartley's career. In the ensuing decade, Hartley shot over a dozen short films and features, most notably "Trust" (1990), "Amateur" (1994), "Flirt" (1995), and "Henry Fool" (1997), all of which were independently financed with Hartley wearing multiple hats as director, writer, producer and composer. Hartley continued making films at a prolific rate throughout the 2000s, including "No Such Thing" (2001) and the "Henry Fool" sequel "Fay Grim," thus proving the acclaimed independent filmmaker had shown no signs of slowing down in the 21st century, even though his films were no longer as critically acclaimed as before.

Highest rated movies

Divine Trash
Flirt

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
78% 54% Ned Rifle Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer,
Original Music
- 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet My America Director,
Producer
- 2014
No Score Yet 50% Meanwhile Director,
Screenwriter
- 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Adventure Self,
Director,
Film Editing
- 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Accomplice Director - 2010
47% 57% Fay Grim Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Film Editing
$61.8K 2006
41% 33% The Girl From Monday Director,
Screenwriter,
Original Music,
Producer
- 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Sisters of Mercy Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editing
- 2004
56% No Score Yet Milk & Honey Original Music $7.9K 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Cloud of Unknowing Producer - 2002
31% 58% No Such Thing Director,
Writer,
Producer,
Original Music
$60.0K 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The New Math(s) Director - 2000
89% 71% The Book of Life Director,
Writer
- 1998
80% 85% Divine Trash Unknown (Character) $39.8K 1998
89% 82% Henry Fool Producer,
Director,
Writer
$1.3M 1997
80% 72% Flirt Unknown (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Original Music
$271.8K 1995
79% 85% Amateur Director,
Producer
$36.2K 1994
91% 89% Simple Men Director,
Producer,
Writer,
Music
$141.6K 1992
No Score Yet 89% Surviving Desire Director - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ambition Director,
Screenwriter
- 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theory of Achievement Director,
Screenwriter,
Original Music
- 1991
100% 87% The Unbelievable Truth Director,
Producer,
Film Editing
$22.5K 1990
80% 93% Trust Director $352.4K 1990