Hallelujah the Hills

Film, Comedy

Time Out says

A highpoint from the 'innocent' years of American underground cinema, and something of an enduring delight for real film buffs. Mekas' comedy starts from an enthusiastic parody of French 'new wave' concepts like using two actresses to play one character, and manages to go on to incorporate references (part satire, part homage) to what seems like every other branch of cinema extant. It ranges from samurai movies to Chaplinesque slapstick, and it hits the intended tone between love and scepticism far more often than you'd have thought possible. The main thing is that it's recklessly enthusiastic about itself and about cinema in general - and the enthusiasm is infectious.

Details

Release details

Duration:
86 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Adolfas Mekas
Screenwriter:
Adolfas Mekas
Cast:
Peter H Beard
Sheila Finn
Martin Greenbaum
Peggy Steffans
Jerome Raphael
Blanche Dee
Jerome Hill
Taylor Mead