In the footsteps of cult singer Karen Dalton, A Bright Light - Karen and the Process takes us on a frantic and mesmerizing road trip across the United States. In search of one of the ...
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While in San Francisco for the promotion of her last film in October 1967, Agnès Varda, tipped by her friend Tom Luddy, gets to know a relative she had never heard of before, Jean Varda, ... See full summary »
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In the footsteps of cult singer Karen Dalton, A Bright Light - Karen and the Process takes us on a frantic and mesmerizing road trip across the United States. In search of one of the sixties' most astonishing voices, adulated by her peers, but unknown from the general public, A Bright Light is a documentary made of music and art that questions the creative process. On a wild and enchanted journey from Colorado to Woodstock, three women search for this once upon a time muse. Along the way, they encounter those who knew her as well as those whom she still haunts and influences today. The film draws the portrait of this exceptional artist, furiously free, who refused the system and its compromises. Through this iconic figure, we follow the quest of a certain freedom of life and expression and an independence for better or worse.
Since her death in 1993, Karen Dalton has become a bit of a mythological figure in the music world. And like most other myths in music (or art in general), she wasn't alive to see herself gain recognition. In Bob Dylan's 2004 memoir Chronicles: Volume One, he wrote, "My favorite singer...was Karen Dalton. Karen had a voice like Billie Holiday and played guitar like Jimmy Reed...I sang with her a couple of times." Had Dylan not been so emphatic in his praise for Dalton it's likely her name would've drifted into total obscurity, if it wasn't there already. See more »