Acclaimed 1963 Farce Returns to the Hills of Vermont
Scenes in the zany, independent comedy ‘Hallelujah the Hills,’ produced in 1963 by Adolphus Mekas, were shot right in South Londonderry, with local citizens playing extras. The film will be shown at the South Londonderry Depot on Route 100 at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 10. Doors will open at 6:30 and light refreshments will be provided. The plot concerns two young men who court the same girl for seven long years until she finally gives herself to another. In a sense, their courtship is a pretext for them to camp out together in the Vermont woods near her home and indulge in the wildest of horseplay and high jinks. The film won accolades at prestigious film festivals – Cannes, Montreal, Locarno and New York – but had only very limited theater showings. This screening is a joint production of the Friends of the West River Trail, the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society and the Weston Historical Society. There is no admission charge, but free will donations will not be refused. If you’re in the mood for something wacky, this film is for you!