The second film in our focus on American Independent Cinema of the Nineties is Hal Hartley's stunning TRUST. One night only, October 6th, 7pm at The Globe Cinema. For advance tickets, please click HERE.
Popularly regarded as one of the essential American independent films of the 1990's, TRUST is a romantic comedy told with Hartley's characteristic verbal dexterity and mordant wit - an hilarious and moving analysis of family violence and the moral courage it takes to defeat it and assume faith in others.
HitFix states: Over a career spanning three decades Hartley has been an amazingly prolific filmmaker, directing a total of 15 features and 18 shorts. Unlike many of his late '80s/early '90s indie contemporaries (Quentin Tarantino, Gus Van Sant, Richard Linklater, et al), he has never catered to mainstream tastes, and his work has been greeted by the public in kind. He is known for creating stylized worlds that feel somehow hermetic and worldly, stilted and soulful, in films ranging from 1992's "Simple Men" to 1997's "Henry Fool," and its a mixture that doesn't appeal to every palate. "Trust" was Hartley's second feature after 1989's "The Unbelievable Truth" (also starring Shelly), and it won him the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award at the 1991 Sundance Film Festival.
"cool, strikingly original" Hal Hinson - Washington Post
"an exceptional film" Peter Travers - Rolling Stone
Adrienne Shelly, Martin Donovan, Edie Falco
Rebecca Nelson, John MacKay, Gary Sauer
Originally Released: 1991
Language: English (English subtitles available)
Running Time: 105 Minutes