Video: How “Old Joy” Gets Scenery to Speak

This week’s video essay is on Old Joy, directed by Kelly Reichardt, whose newest film Meek’s Cutoff opens in limited release this week. The video focuses on how the use of scenery, which most films treat like transitional footage between scenes, plays a critical role in bringing meaning to the story of two friends whose relationship is fading away.

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