Hallelujah the Hills at Brattle Theatre
The Late Show:
New Digital Restoration!
(1963) dir Adolfas Mekas w/Peter Beard, Sheila Finn, Martin Greenbaum, Peggy Steffans [82 min; DCP]
Inspired as much by Hollywood comedies and romances of the silent era as by the French New Wave, Adolfas Mekas’s debut feature remains, 54 years after its American premiere in the first New York Film Festival, an irreverent delight, a semi-slapstick vision of true love, and a valentine to cinema itself. Two madly impulsive young men are in love with the same woman, who happens to be played by two different actresses. The snow-covered fields and trees of Vermont still gleam as beautifully in this new digital restoration as in the original 35mm. – The Film Society of Lincoln Center