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Hallelujah the Hills

Hallelujah the Hills

Hallelujah the Hills

1964 / 82min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ADOLFAS MEKAS

CAST: PETER BEARD, MARTIN GREENBAUM, SHEILA FINN, PEGGY STEFFANS

SCREENPLAY - ADOLFAS MEKAS

This landmark of the New American Cinema from its resident prankster announces that rules are only meant to be broken. Mekas’s impassioned movie love is apparent throughout, but it’s just the wrapping on a package entirely his own. Like leading man Peter Beard traipsing naked through the Vermont snow, the film is an act of liberation, for cinema and for the generations of students Mekas taught as chairman of the People’s Film Dept. of Bard College. Ed Halter calls it “a dizzy time capsule of post-revolutionary anarchy, like bits of youth, energetic innocence formed in the snowdrifts of time.” This screening will be introduced by Adolfas Mekas’s widow, Pola Chapelle, on the occasion of the publication of The Adolfas Diaries, Volume 1, and will feature a live reading.