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  • Toronto: Fortissimo Shoots Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle,' 'Theeb'

    Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films has picked up international sales rights to Hal Hartley's comedy drama "Ned Rifle" and to Middle Eastern action film "Theeb." "Ned Rifle," is the final instalment in Hartley's dysfunctional family trilogy...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Aubrey Plaza & Hal Hartley aim for 'Ned Rifle'

    Toronto Film Festival: Aubrey Plaza & Hal Hartley aim for 'Ned Rifle'
    Many of the filmmakers who emerged from the wave of American independent filmmaking of the late 1980s and early '90s, such as Richard Linklater, Quentin Tarantino, Jim Jarmusch and Steven Soderbergh, have remained active.  Filmmaker Hal Hartley was once...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Ned Rifle'

    Still Hal Hartley's best and most popular film, 1997's "Henry Fool" seemed the beginning of a new phase; unfortunately, the phase turned out to be a dismaying long slide from that artistic and commercial peak, one not particularly slowed by the silly...
  • Aubrey Plaza Joins Hal Hartley's 'Ned Rifle' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Aubrey Plaza will play the lead female role in Hal Hartley's long-planned dark comedy "Ned Rifle." Production is scheduled to begin in April in New York City. Plaza will play Susan, the long lost flame of Henry Fool in the third and final chapter of...
  • Roxanna Hope Stars In Hartford Stage' "Hedda Gabler"

    Roxanna Hope Stars In Hartford Stage' "Hedda Gabler"
    Roxanna Hope, who played Caroline Cushing in Frost/Nixon on Broadway will play the title role in Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"," the season opener at Hartford Stage. The show, directed by Jennifer Tarver (the Canadian director who staged "Krapp's Last...
  • Hartford Stage Opens Season With Ibsen Play; Think 'Heather Gabler'

    Hartford Stage Opens Season With Ibsen Play; Think 'Heather Gabler'
    The show: 'Hedda Gabler' at Hartford Stage First impressions: Remember the girls of 'Heathers,' the 1988 film about a group of intimidating, contemptuous clique-toids who rule their high school roost and destroy lives in their self-centered manipulations?...
  • 'Hedda Gabler' Playing at Hartford Stage Through Sept. 23

    'Hedda Gabler' Playing at Hartford Stage Through Sept. 23
    Hedda Gabler Through Sept. 23, Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford, (860) 527-5151, hartfordstage.org   Hedda Gabler is a great play that takes well to vigorous revisualization. The new production at Hartford Stage is quite faithful — no...