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18 - 30 April 2018: Henry Fool


Henry Fool
Hal Hartley
1998 | 138 min | Colour | Digital

Hartley’s epic is looser and more expansive than his previous films. Henry Fool is an ex-convict sex offender; a chain smoking, beer guzzling, pseudo-intellectual egomaniac. He opens up a magical world of literature to Simon, a garbage man who turns his hand to writing the great American poem. As Simon’s controversial career takes off, Henry’s past catches up with him.

Part of our season on Hal Hartley