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Monday, 6 February
Tribute to the masters of independent cinema: Hal Hartley 'Trust'



9 Rue Baron Horta

1000 Brussel


The Brussels Independent Film Festival gives away 20 free tickets to this special screening at CINEMATEK. Write us an email at (mentioning your name and 'Hal Hartley Trust') for a chance at receiving a free ticket!

UPDATE: NO FREE TICKETS LEFT! Regular tickets can be bought here or at the CINEMATEK front desk for 6€ (discounts available for students, Cineville Pass holders, and more).

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Synopsis: A slightly twisted comedy. High school dropout Maria Coughlin (Adrienne Shelly) is having a rough time of it on Long Island. Her father recently died of a heart attack, her boyfriend has left her and she's pregnant. To make matters even worse, her mother has now kicked her out of the house. But when electronics genius Matthew Slaughter (Martin Donovan) comes into her life, things start to brighten up for Maria. Sure, he's unemployed and a little unhinged, but together they just might have a chance.

About the director: Hal Hartley (born November 3, 1959) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and composer who became a key figure in the American independent film movement of the 1980s and '90s. He is best known for his films The Unbelievable Truth, Trust, Simple Men, Amateur and Henry Fool, which are notable for deadpan humour and offbeat characters quoting philosophical dialogue. His films provided a career launch for a number of actors, including Adrienne Shelly, Edie Falco, James Urbaniak, Martin Donovan, Karen Sillas and Elina Löwensohn. Hartley frequently scores his own films using his pseudonym Ned Rifle, and his soundtracks regularly feature music by indie rock acts Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo and PJ Harvey.

*English with Dutch and French subtitles.

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