Hal Hartley Overview

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Born: November 03, 1959

Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Hartley never touched a camera until he took a film class at the Massachusetts College of Art, where he was studying to become a painter. After graduating from the college, he went on to study the art of directing in New York's State University at Purchase. His graduation project, Kid, released in 1984, began his long run of independent movies that made a name for him in the film industry. Notable indie films include The Unbelievable Truth... See All


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