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  • HALLELUJAH THE HILLS
    1:00 4:05 7:20
    ECHOES OF SILENCE
    2:40 5:45

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Part of the seriesNEW YAWK NEW WAVE

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HALLELUJAH THE HILLS and ECHOES OF SILENCE

HALLELUJAH THE HILLS

(1963, Adolfas Mekas) Peter Beard and Martin Greenbaum pursue Sheila Finn/Peggy Steffans (they play the same person) in different seasons and different places, in an excuse for parodies of the New Wave, samurai films, and silent slapstick. Approx. 82 min. 35mm.
1:00, 4:05, 7:20

 

"Combines silent-comedy slapstick, bizarre love triangles, a dance-off on a cliff and a clip from Griffith’s Way Down East into one nutso absurdist tangent… Captures the early free-form spirit of the New Waver and namechecks Breathless to boot."
– David Fear, Time Out New York

"A be-bopped beatnik riff on Mack Sennett madness, updated for the anything-goes youth counterculture, Adolfas Mekas's 1963 Hallelujah the Hills provided a homegrown riposte to nouvelle vague zaniness, and became one of the more lighthearted cornerstones of the New American Cinema. The result is a dizzy time capsule of proto-revolutionary anarchy, like bits of youthful, energetic innocence frozen in the snowdrifts of time." 
– Ed Halter, Village Voice

"It's recklessly enthusiastic about itself and about cinema in general - and the enthusiasm is infectious."
Time Out  (London)

HALLELUJAH THE HILLS and ECHOES OF SILENCE

ECHOES OF SILENCE

(1965, Peter Emmanuel Goldman) A young man wanders past Times Square and — almost — speaks to a girl, two women smoke, drink, and listen to bluegrass music in a bar: dialogueless slices of life on 42nd St. and the Village. Approx 74 min. 16mm.
2:40, 5:45

“Not a false note in it.”
– Roger Ebert