Kelly Reichardt: Old Joy

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | September 28, 2006

Thursday, September 28, 2006, 6pm

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Kelly Reichardt in person!

Best known in recent years for her accomplished short films (Ode, Travis), Kelly Reichardt’s latest award-winning feature is an elegiac road movie shot on the highways and in the lush backwoods of the Pacific Northwest. Alt-country star Will Oldham and Daniel London play estranged friends, one on the verge of fatherhood, the other has no strings attached. As the two struggle to reconnect during a weekend camping trip, they travel deeper into the past over progressively political terrain, on a journey of reconciliation and loss. With original score by Yo La Tengo. Old Joy is about the miles we put on our lives and the directions known and unknown still facing us…one of the most persuasive portraits of generational malaise—and tentative hope—to come from an American director in recent memory” (Manohla Dargis, The New York Times). Reichardt’s 2002 short Then, A Year will precede the feature. 2002-06, Kelly Reichardt, USA, ca. 90 min, various formats.

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