Karen Dalton: In My Own Time

Director

Richard Peete

Director

Robert Yapkowtiz

Nick Cave og Bob Dylan idoliserer hende, men personlige kampe og flugten fra anerkendelse blev Karen Daltons skæbne.

Efter at have været gift to gange og fået to børn i en alder af blot 17 år efterlod hun alt, kidnappede sin egen datter og kørte til New York for at jagte sin drøm om at blive sanger. Folkemusikeren Karen Daltons nomadiske liv er historien om en unik stemme i 60’ernes folk-scene, men også om kompromisløshed, kuldsejlede venskaber og et fatalt stofmisbrug. I dag findes der kun få billeder af Dalton, men musikken består, sammen med digte og tekststykker. Kunsten selv er således råmaterialet i en smuk film, hvor historien fortælles af hendes gamle venner og familie. I dag har en ny generation opdaget Karen Dalton og givet hendes den plads i musikhistorien, som hun altid har fortjent.

Nick Cave and Bob Dylan idolise her, but personal struggles and an escape from fame became Karen Dalton’s destiny.

After being married twice and having had two children at the age of 17, she left everything behind, kidnapped her daughter and drove to New York to pursue a dream of becoming a singer. The nomadic life of the folk singer Karen Dalton is the story of a unique voice on the 1960s folk scene, but also of an iron will, broken friendships and fatal drug addiction. Today, there are only a few pictures of Dalton, but the music persists, together with her poems and writings. Her art is the raw material of a beautiful film where the story is told by her old friends and family. Today, a new generation has discovered Karen Dalton and given her the place in music history that she has always deserved.

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1h 25m
In My Own Time: A Portrait of Karen Dalton

Nick Cave og Bob Dylan idoliserer hende, men personlige kampe og flugten fra anerkendelse blev Karen Daltons skæbne.

Efter at have været gift to gange og fået to børn i en alder af blot 17 år efterlod hun alt, kidnappede sin egen datter og kørte til New York for at jagte sin drøm om at blive sanger. Folkemusikeren Karen Daltons nomadiske liv er historien om en unik stemme i 60’ernes folk-scene, men også om kompromisløshed, kuldsejlede venskaber og et fatalt stofmisbrug. I dag findes der kun få billeder af Dalton, men musikken består, sammen med digte og tekststykker. Kunsten selv er således råmaterialet i en smuk film, hvor historien fortælles af hendes gamle venner og familie. I dag har en ny generation opdaget Karen Dalton og givet hendes den plads i musikhistorien, som hun altid har fortjent.

Nick Cave and Bob Dylan idolise her, but personal struggles and an escape from fame became Karen Dalton’s destiny.

After being married twice and having had two children at the age of 17, she left everything behind, kidnapped her daughter and drove to New York to pursue a dream of becoming a singer. The nomadic life of the folk singer Karen Dalton is the story of a unique voice on the 1960s folk scene, but also of an iron will, broken friendships and fatal drug addiction. Today, there are only a few pictures of Dalton, but the music persists, together with her poems and writings. Her art is the raw material of a beautiful film where the story is told by her old friends and family. Today, a new generation has discovered Karen Dalton and given her the place in music history that she has always deserved.

Director

Richard Peete

Director

Robert Yapkowtiz

Producer

Richard Peete

Producer

Traci Carlson

Land

United States