- 21 Sep 21
The film will feature contributions from Angel Olsen, Nick Cave and more.
A new documentary about Karen Dalton is attempting to frame the late folk star honestly. Arriving in theatres October 1 and digitally November 16, the Wim Wenders-produced film will feature Dalton's journals and poetry read by Angel Olsen alongside interviews from Nick Cave, Woodstock creator Michael Lang and more.
In addition to previously unseen footage, the film's music is composed by L.A.-based experimental artist Julia Holter.
“Artists like Karen Dalton are often portrayed as tragic figures, failures and neglectful mothers. This is an idea we really wanted to dispel,” directors Robert Yapkowitz and Richard Peete said in a statement. “It took a lot of courage for her to live life on her own terms at that time.”
The 50th anniversary of Dalton's In My Own Time will be celebrated by the release of an expanded edition of the 1971 record by Light in the Attic Records, with remastered audio, unreleased songs, and liner notes from Cave, Lenny Kaye, and Devendra Banhart.
Watch the trailer below.