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A Bright Light - Karen and the Process (2018)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Karen Dalton Karen Dalton ... (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carl Baron Carl Baron ... Himself / Musician
Jean Marc Butty Jean Marc Butty ... Himself
Karen Dalton Karen Dalton ... Herself
Colin Gagnon Colin Gagnon ... Himself
Larkin Grimm Larkin Grimm ... Herself
Dan Hankin Dan Hankin ... Himself
Nicholas Hill Nicholas Hill ... Himself / Producer
Jimmy Duck Holmes ... Himself
Susan Hoover Susan Hoover ... Herself
Jana Hunter Jana Hunter ... Herself
Joe Loop Joe Loop ... Himself
Billy Mitchel Billy Mitchel ... Himself
Alexandra Ogsbury Alexandra Ogsbury ... Herself
Chuck Ogsbury Chuck Ogsbury ... Himself
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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.

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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

CHF390,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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