“A triumph of modesty and of seriousness that also happens to be one of the finest American films of the year.” —New York Times
Two friends with a past—Mark (Daniel London), a husband and soon-to-be father, and Kurt (Will Oldham, aka Bonnie “Prince” Billy), an off-the grid drifter—reunite for a camping trip. Set against the majestic beauty of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, Old Joy is an exquisitely minimal meditation on friendship, loss, and the impossibility of reconnection. As Kurt observes, “sorrow is nothing but worn-out joy.” The film premiered at Sundance and went on to critical acclaim at the Cannes, Toronto, and New York film festivals. 2006, 35mm, 76 minutes.