The job, should you choose to accept it: two young women playing out roles associated with the purchasing of real estate. Questions regarding the worries of ownership versus the worries of being un-invested. Intimations of a life filled with effort and debt. Tie this all together somehow with lines from the song, “Iris” by the Breeders. (From my notebook, April 1994)
This was commissioned by the Red Hot Organization’s “No Alternative” project. Red Hot organizes pop culture projects to help raise money for continued AIDS and HIV related research. Here, us filmmakers were asked to make something using one or another of the various songs contributed by a host of great Alternative Rock musicians of the day. I liked this live version of The Breeder’s Iris and used some of the lyrics as dialogue along with scraps of the recording. Besides this, it provided me with an opportunity to audition Sabrina Lloyd (whom I would not work with for another ten years). Meanwhile, Parker Posey and I were still circling one another, sizing each other up, trying to decide how and if we should work together… —possiblefilms.com
Hal Hartley, Jr. (born November 3, 1959) is an American film director, writer, and pioneer of the independent film movement, who was educated at the State University of New York at Purchase.
Hartley graduated and moved to New York City in 1984. He shot his feature film debut, The Unbelievable Truth, in 1988 and remained extremely active in the years that followed; producing feature films like Trust, Simple Men, Amateur, and Flirt. Unlike most feature film directors, Hartley also continued making short films, many of which have been collected in a DVD anthology.
His films were often noted for dialogue that was simultaneously philosophical and humorous. In the early 90s, he often composed and performed the music for his films under the pseudonym Ned Rifle. —wikipedia