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KAREN DALTON: IN MY OWN TIME

Directed by Robert Yapkowitz, Richard Peete

2021, 1h 26min, DCP

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There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

Dubbed “the most tragically beautiful folk singer you’ve probably never heard of”, Karen Dalton arrived in Greenwich Village from Oklahoma in the 1960s and would go on to stun contemporaries like Bob Dylan, who once said, “My Favorite singer in the place was Karen Dalton…Karen had a voice like Billie Holiday and played the guitar like Jimmy Reed, and went all the way with it.” After the release of two albums, 1969’s It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going to Love You the Best and 1971’s In My Own Time, she would disappear from the limelight.

Now, in this first of its kind documentary feature executive produced by Wim Winders and Light in the Attic Records, the life and artistry of this mysterious singer is illuminated by ex-lovers, friends, family, and even Dalton’s own words as read by musician Angel Olsen. Using never-before-seen, and now sadly lost, images and recordings KAREN DALTON: IN MY OWN TIME weaves a rich portrait of the complicated artist, woman, and mother. For fans and the uninitiated alike

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