Found in: Doc'n Roll 2022
In My Own Time: A Portrait of Karen Dalton

In My Own Time: A Portrait of Karen Dalton

Doc'n Roll 2022


Please note: This was screened in May 2022

Richard Peete & Robert Yapkowitch
Nick Cave, Lacy J. Dalton, Rick Moody
85 mins, 2020, US
Primary language

Idolized by Bob Dylan and later by Nick Cave, Adele and Joanna Newsom, folk blues singer and guitarist Karen Dalton was a charismatic figure in the fertile music scene of 1960s New York.

A reluctant live performer and a fiercely independent artist who fought against industry demands and directives, the Texas-born, Oklahoma-raised Dalton led a difficult and unconventional life until her premature death in 1993.

Since most photographs and film footage of Dalton have been lost or destroyed, this long-awaited film draws on her recordings, and interviews with loved ones and collaborators, to build a rich portrait of a singularly gifted musician and her hauntingly beautiful voice - and a body of work that continues to grow in influence.