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FILM DETAILS
Certificate TBC
Cast
Daniel London
Will Oldham
Tanya Smith
Robin Rosenberg
Directors
Kelly Reichardt
Screenwriters
Kelly Reichardt
Jonathan Raymond
Running Time
73 minutes

Old Joy
Daniel London and Will Oldham in a thoughtful drama about friendship and masculinity in modern America.


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Old Joy

Plot
Mark and Kurt are old friends who have chosen very different paths in life and their differences come to the fore in a trek through Oregon's Cascade Mountains.


Verdict
Making exceptional use of stillness and silence, this is a rather sad study of the passing of traditional concepts of American masculinity along with the landscape that forged them.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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