Old Joy

The deeply intimate and realistic story of two estranged friends who go on a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. Mark is an armchair liberal with a wife, a mortgage, a dog and a baby on the way. Kurt is a beardy, unemployed musician, living the Bohemian lifestyle. As they start out, conversation is forced and uncomfortable, but as they travel through the autumnal mountain scenery, they begin to relax. This quietly powerful film started life as a short story, lamenting the loss of idealism in America and the over-riding success of corporate culture. Exquisite performances made this a must-see for film festival-goers from LA to Rotterdam.

Year: 2006
Genre: Art House Cinema, Drama, Road Movies, Film Festivals 2007
Country: USA
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Starring: Will Oldham, Daniel London, Tanya Smith
Duration: 73 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains offensive language.
Location in store: Art House Cinema



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