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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.