Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt (2002+ )

In the summer of 2005 Reichardt filmed Old Joy which premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Old Joy was the first American film to win the Tiger award at the Rotterdam Film Festival and opened at the Film Forum in New York City. Reichardt’s first feature, River of Glass, a sun-drenched noir shot in her home town of Dade County, was cited as “one of the best films of 1995” by the Boston Globe, Village Voice, Film Comment, the New York Daily News, Paper Magazine and the San Francisco Guardian.

(2005, 76min, color)

“A camping trip shared by two longtime friends provides the basis for a beautifully nuanced study in friendship and the irretrievability of the past in “Old Joy.” Second feature by director Kelly Reichardt trades the humid Florida swamplands of her impressive 1994 debut, “River of Grass,” for the backwoods of the Pacific Northwest, but maintains the earlier film’s richly atmospheric feel for regional American landscapes and the characters that populate them.”
— Scott Foundas, Variety

Winner of the VPRO Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Sundance Film Festival
International Film Festival Rotterdam
South by Southwest International Film Festival
New Directors/New Films Festival