Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.
OLD JOY is the story of two old friends, Kurt (Will Oldham) and Mark (Daniel London), who reunite for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade mountain range east of Portland, Oregon. OLD JOY is a minimalist story of friendship, loss and alienation in the Bush era. 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(s): Kelly Reichardt
Writer(s): Jonathan Raymond Kelly Reichardt
Producer(s): Joshua Blum Julie Fischer Todd Haynes Lars Knudsen Neil Kopp Mike S. Ryan Anish Savjani Rajen Savjani Jay Van Hoy