Old Joy

Old Joy

Directed by Kelly Reichardt • 2006 • United States
Starring Daniel London, Will Oldham

Two estranged friends reunite for a quietly revelatory camping trip in Kelly Reichardt’s breakout feature. Over the course of the weekend, Mark (Daniel London), wearily settled into domestic routine, and the nomadic Kurt (Will Oldham) make fumbling attempts to reconnect as they traverse the gorgeous Pacific Northwest landscape. Infused with wry humor and soundtracked by a plaintive Yo La Tengo score, OLD JOY is a tenderly observed triumph from one of American cinema’s truly independent artists.

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Old Joy
  • Old Joy

    Directed by Kelly Reichardt • 2006 • United States
    Starring Daniel London, Will Oldham

    Two estranged friends reunite for a quietly revelatory camping trip in Kelly Reichardt’s breakout feature. Over the course of the weekend, Mark (Daniel London), wearily settled into domestic routine, and th...

Extras

  • Daniel London & Will Oldham on OLD JOY

    In this conversation, shot in 2019, actors Daniel London and Will Oldham reunite for the first time since the release of OLD JOY and discuss their memories of making the film.

  • Kelly Reichardt on OLD JOY

    Kelly Reichardt directed her first feature, RIVER OF GRASS, in 1994. In this interview, shot in 2019, she discusses the long road to, as well as the pleasures and difficulties of, the making of her second, OLD JOY.

  • Jon Raymond on OLD JOY

    Asked by director Kelly Reichardt if he had any short stories she could adapt into a film, Jonathan Raymond sent her "Old Joy" — which set off a long-running, multifilm collaboration between the two. In this interview, shot in 2019, Raymond discusses how that creative relationship came about and ...

  • Pete Sillen on OLD JOY

    In this interview, shot in 2019, OLD JOY director of photography Peter Sillen discusses the challenges of making the film with a small crew, low budget, and tight shooting schedule.

  • Patton Oswalt on OLD JOY