Kelly Reichardt

Old Joy

Old Joy

Two old friends reunite for a quietly revelatory overnight camping trip in this breakout feature from Kelly Reichardt, a microbudget study of character and masculinity that introduced many viewers to one of contemporary American cinema’s most independent artists. As expectant father Mark (Daniel London) and nomadic Kurt (Will Oldham) travel by car and foot into the woods in search of some secluded hot springs, their fumbling attempts to reconnect keep butting up against the limits of their friendship and the reality of how much their paths have diverged since their shared youth. Adapted from a short story by Jonathan Raymond and accompanied by an atmospheric Yo La Tengo score, Old Joy is a contemplative, wryly observed triumph whose modest scale belies the richness of its insight.

Film Info

  • Kelly Reichardt
  • United States
  • 2006
  • 73 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.78:1
  • English
  • Spine #1008

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • New 2K digital restoration, approved by director Kelly Reichardt and cinematographer Peter Sillen, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
  • New interviews with Reichardt, Sillen, and author Jonathan Raymond
  • New conversation between actors Daniel London and Will Oldham
  • PLUS: An essay by film critic Ed Halter and (on the Blu-ray) the short story by Raymond on which the film is based
  • New cover by Riccardo Vecchio
  • Purchase Options

    Coming soon, available Dec 10, 2019

    Special Features

    • New 2K digital restoration, approved by director Kelly Reichardt and cinematographer Peter Sillen, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    • New interviews with Reichardt, Sillen, and author Jonathan Raymond
    • New conversation between actors Daniel London and Will Oldham
    • PLUS: An essay by film critic Ed Halter and (on the Blu-ray) the short story by Raymond on which the film is based
  • New cover by Riccardo Vecchio
  • Old Joy
    Cast
    Daniel London
    Mark
    Will Oldham
    Kurt
    Lucy
    as herself
    Tanya Smith
    Tania
    Keri Moran
    Lawn mower
    Matt McCormick
    Weed salesman
    Robin Rosenberg
    Waitress
    Darren Prolsen
    Homeless man
    Credits
    Director
    Kelly Reichardt
    Edited by
    Kelly Reichardt
    Screenplay by
    Kelly Reichardt
    Screenplay by
    Jonathan Raymond
    Based on a story by
    Jonathan Raymond
    Executive-produced by
    Joshua Blum
    Executive-produced by
    Rajen Savjani
    Executive-produced by
    Todd Haynes
    Executive-produced by
    Mike S. Ryan
    Produced by
    Neil Kopp
    Produced by
    Lars Knudsen
    Produced by
    Jay Van Hoy
    Produced by
    Anish Savjani
    Photographed by
    Peter Sillen
    Assistant camera
    T. G. Firestone
    Original music by
    Yo La Tengo
    Location sound by
    Gabriel Fleming
    Production coordinator
    Morgan Currie