Old Joy

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Two old friends, Kurt (Will Oldham) and Mark (Daniel London), reunite for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade mountain range east of Portland, Oregon. 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.

Director: Kelly Reichardt
Studio: Kino International
Producer(s): Anish Savjani, Jay Van Hoy, Lars Knudsen, Neil Kopp
Cast: Will Oldham, Daniel London, Tanya Smith
Writer(s): Kelly Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond
Official Site: www.kino.com/oldjoy/

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