Old Joy (2006)

Old Joy
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 16mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation
Keywords buddy, contemplative, dog, early 2000s, forest, friends, friendship, Male, melancholy, nature, nostalgic, Oregon, Portland (Oregon), regret, reunion, short story, two-hander, wilderness
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jonathan Raymond Source Material (from short story: "Old Joy") 120786 4000003
Jonathan Raymond Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Kelly Reichardt Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Mike S Ryan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Peter Sillen Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Kelly Reichardt Editor n/a 172 7000001
Eric Offin Sound Editor n/a 229 14000001
Smokey Hormel Original Music Music 120838 8000002
Yo La Tengo Original Music Music 120838 8000001
Rajen Savjani Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Joshua Blum Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Kelly Reichardt Director n/a 2 2000001
Will Oldham Actor Kurt 1 1000003
Daniel London Actor Mark 1 1000002
Neil Kopp Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jay Van Hoy Producer n/a 3 3000002
Todd Haynes Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Anish Savjani Producer n/a 3 3000004
Lars Knudsen Producer n/a 3 3000003
Tanya Smith Actor Tanya 1 1000001
Two old friends, Kurt and Mark, reunited for a weekend camping trip in the Cascade mountain range east of Portland, Oregon. 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 hour progress and the landscape evolves, the twin seekers move through a range of subtle emotions, enacting a pilgrimage of mutual confusion, sudden insight, and 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.