OLD JOY

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OLD JOY

Kelly Reichardt
USA, 2005
Fiction, 76min, OF

OLD JOY

Kelly Reichardt
USA, 2005
Fiction, 76min, OF

Cast: 
Will Oldham
Daniel London
Tanya Smith
Screenplay: 
Kelly Reichardt
Jonathan Raymond nach einer Kurzgeschichte von Jonathan Raymond
Sound: 
Eric Offin
Camera: 
Peter Sillen
Editor: 
Kelly Reichardt
Composer: 
Yo La Tengo

Production: 
Van Hoy/Knudsen Productions 145 Devoe Street New York, NY 11211, USA T 917 747 0747 jay@population2.com
World Sales: 
Forward Entertainment 200 East 94th Street #1217 New York, NY 10128 T 212 300 6677 info@forwardentertainment.us
Format: 
Video (Digi Beta)
Color

Old Joy is the story of two old friends, Kurt and Mark, who reunite for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade mountain range east of Portland, Oregon. Old Joy is a minimalist story of friendship, loss and alienation in the Bush era. For Mark, the weekend outing offers a respite from the pressure of his imminent fatherhood; for Kurt, it is part of a long series of carefree adventures. As the hours progress and the landscape evolves, the twin seekers move through a range of subtle emotions, enacting a pilgrimage of mutual confusion, sudden insight, and recurring intimations of spiritual battle. When they arrive at their final destination, a hot spring in an old growth forest, they must either confront the divergent paths they have taken, or somehow transcend their growing tensions in an act of forgiveness and mourning. (Scott Foundas)