Mark has settled down – with a wife and a real job and a kid on the way, he’s got more responsibilities and less time to mess around. When his old friend Kurt reemerges from his ragtag past with the offer of a weekend trip to the Bagby Hot Springs in the Cascade Mountains, he welcomes the respite. But an ineffable sadness grows between Mark and Kurt as they travel east, a painful awareness of how their paths have diverged. Old Joy, luminously directed by Kelly Reichardt, tells the story of a friendship and, eventually, the healing potential of the American landscape.
Directed by Kelly Reichardt. Shown in the 2016 Festival as part of our Kelly Reichardt Retrospective.