OLD JOY
2007, Janus Films, 76 min, USA, Dir: Kelly Reichardt

Two old friends, Kurt (Will Oldham) and Mark (Daniel London), reunite for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade Mountains 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 two seekers move through a range of subtle emotions, enacting a pilgrimage of mutual confusion, sudden insight and spiritual battle. "A must-see" -Manohla Dargis, The New York Times; "Exquisite... achingly beautiful." -Robert Koehler, Variety


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