THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH
DIRECTOR: HAL HARTLEY
CAST: ADRIENNE SHELLY, ROBERT JOHN BURKE, CHRIS COOKE
Hartley’s first feature announced the arrival of a filmmaker who heard the beat of a very different drum, an all-American blue-collar Bressonian who found a peculiar beauty in the tattier corners of his native Long Island. Here his great early collaborator, Adrienne Shelley, stars as a teenager fixated on nuclear Armageddon, drawn into the orbit of a stranger in town (Robert Burke) whose air of mystery conceals a dark backstory.