The Hardly Boys in Hardly Gold

Jepson Center Through May 21, 2017

Beautifully shot in 35mm film and transferred to digital file, The Hardly Boys In Hardly Gold is a high-comedy action adventure written and directed by William Wegman, starring his well-known Weimaraners: Fay Ray, Battina, Crooky, and Chundo. The Hardly family spends its summers at the Hardly Inn in Maine, where the Hardly Boys play tennis, croquet, and badminton, and hunt butterflies. Following in their mother’s footsteps, the Boys have also become avid amateur detectives. To honor the Hardly Boys timely detective work last summer, Chip’s Aunt Gladiola invites them to lunch, but after a canoe trip across the lake to Aunt Gladiola’s, the Boys find themselves in the midst of a mysterious and evil plot masterminded by the Nurse and the Caretaker.

This presentation is in conjunction with William Wegman: Improved Photographs, May 12­–August 13, 2017.

William Wegman (American, b. 1943)
The Hardly Boys in Hardly Gold, 1995
35mm transferred to digital, 26 minutes, presented on loop
Director: William Wegman
Music: Mark Degli Antoni
Producer: Claire Best
Editor: Steve Hamilton
Courtesy and © William Wegman