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Hal Hartley

Hal Hartley is an American filmmaker, writer, director, producer, and composer who has made twelve feature films since 1988. Popularly associated with the American independent filmmaking scene of the early nineties, he went on to write and direct such films as No Such Thing (2001) for United Artists and Fay Grim (2006) for HD Net Films. Hartley ... See full bio »
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 2014 Ned Rifle
 2014 My America
 2014 La Commedia
 2012 My America (TV Series) (50 episodes)
- Annette (2012)
- Current Events (2012)
 2011/III Meanwhile
 2010 A/Muse (Video short)
 2010 Accomplice (Video short)
 2010 Adventure (Video documentary short)
 2010 Implied Harmonies (Video documentary short)
 2010 The Apologies (Video short)
 2006 Fay Grim
 2004 The Sisters of Mercy (Video short)
 2001 Kimono (Short)
 2001 No Such Thing
 2000 The New Math(s) (Short)
 1997 The Other Also (Short)
 1997 Henry Fool
 1995 Flirt
 1994 NYC 3/94 (Short)
 1994 Opera No. 1 (Short)
 1994 Amateur
 1994 Iris (Video short)
 1993 Flirt (Short)
 1992 Simple Men
 1991/II Ambition (Short)
 1991 Theory of Achievement (Short)
 1990 Trust
 1988 Dogs (Short)
 1984 Kid (Short)
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Other Works:

Wrote foreword for "The Complete Peanuts: 1965 to 1966". See more »

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4 Interviews | 5 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Ned Rifle


6' 3" (1.91 m)

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'Indie' has been used to describe so many things it's become meaningless. I work the way I work probably because of my personality. I like making a lot of work without a lot of fanfare, and I like to experiment. See more »


Hartley paid for college by working alongside his father, uncles, cousins, and brothers as an apprentice steelworker on construction sites in New York City. See more »


Lowkey, deadpan comedy See more »

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