Old Joy contains all the themes that Kelly Reichardt would subsequently make her signature: isolation, disconnection, and what it is to exist on the margins of contemporary American society.
Reichardt's films adopt a meditative pace, rejecting an emphasis on plot in favour of a focus on character and the passing of time. Old Joy is a beautiful, contemplative film.
The story of two old friends, who reunite for a weekend camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. OLD JOY is the critically-acclaimed film The New York Times calls, "A MUST SEE!" Starring Will Oldham and Daniel London, the film features a soundtrack by Yo La Tengo.