Hallelujah the Hills (DVD)
Directed by Adolfas Mekas
An irreverent burst of anarchic energy that wowed attendees of the 1963 New York Film Festival, Hallelujah the Hills is a landmark film of the New American Cinema, presented here in a new 2K restoration. Directed with improvisatorial flair by Adolfas Mekas, a co-founder of Film Culture magazine with his brother Jonas (Walden), Hallelujah the Hills follows two wildly impulsive young men who are in love with the same woman (played by two different actresses). A slapstick love letter to cinema, this fiercely independent wonder laid the groundwork for all the free-spirited filmmakers to follow.
DVD Extras Include:
Booklet essay by film historian John Pruitt | Hallelujah the Villa (2006), an interview with Adolfas Mekas (27 minutes) | The First New York Film Festival (1963), a roundtable discussion with Adolfas Mekas, Joseph Losey, Richard Roud, and Amos Vogel | An Interview with Ambassador from Lapland (1967), a short film by Adolfas Mekas
A dizzy time capsule of proto-revolutionary anarchy, like bits of youthful, energetic innocence frozen in the snowdrifts of time.
These cinematic idiots savants, forerunners of the criminal duo in "Band of Outsiders," come off as the self-aware worshippers of clichés that everyone else in their eccentric orbit lives out blindly.
@s4a_net Can’t give an exact date unfortunately but should be quite soon.
RT' @JBontatibus': Stocking up for hibernation.' https://t.co/Klb20LnhuY'
RT' @DavidOpie': #DeniseHo: Becoming the Song has made me a lifelong fan of' @hoccgoomusic'. Not only was she the 1st mainstream female singer…
RT' @FilmForumNYC': 🔊 NEW PODCAST EPISODE 🔊' @HRC' presents a conversation about' @BornToBeFilm' with filmmaker' @TaniaCypriano' and subjects Dr. J…
"Majestic. One of the year's best docs." – Los Angeles Times A life-affirming documentary about the legendary neur…' https://t.co/DTv8DoimVq'
RT' @Carlos_Film': Happy to see three Latinos (Latin American born to be specific) on the NYT list of the 25 greatest actors of the 21st cent…
RT' @BornToBeFilm': "Born to Be is at its best when the voices of its subject serve not only to edify but also to help the audience gain an i…
Finished #TheQueensGambit and looking for something a bit... weirder? Andrew Bujalski's COMPUTER CHESS transports v…' https://t.co/uX8Yz9M2IK'
RT' @thedavidcrosby': this is the film my dad got the Oscar for' https://t.co/x4X5X3Eqz5'
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.