Karen Dalton: In My Own Time

Karen Dalton: In My Own Time

A FILM BY: Robert Yapkowit, Richard Peet
STARRING: Karen Dalton, Nick Cave, Danny Goldberg

Karen Dalton: In My Own Time is a brand new documentary that not only honors the long-overlooked legacy and musical impact of the late folk legend, but saves her largely misunderstood story from near devastation.

Following a tragic fire in 2018, which destroyed all the remains of Karen Dalton’s personal archive, directors Robert Yapkowitz and Richard Peete worked closely with her family and estate to capture the vanishing fragments of her life. From troves of newly unearthed material and raw footage, to candid conversations with Dalton’s daughter Abralyn Baird and commentary by loved ones, ex-lovers, collaborators and close friends, Karen Dalton: In My Own Time serves as an essential portrait of her singular voice and indelible influence.

Karen Dalton: In My Own Time also features Karen Dalton’s handwritten poetry and journals read by Angel Olsen, music composed by Julia Holter, plus interviews with fans like Nick Cave and Vanessa Carlton, Woodstock creator and Dalton’s one-time label head Michael Lang, country singer-songwriter Lacy J. Dalton, Peter Walker, Peter Stampfel and more. The film was produced by Traci Carlson and Richard Peete at Neighborhood Watch (Blue Ruin, Low TideSuper Dark Times), and The Hollywood Reporter says, “As [Karen Dalton: In My Own Time] introduces a one-of-a-kind artist to the uninitiated and celebrates her for aficionados, above all it listens - and invites us to do the same.”

Technical Information

Production Year: 2021
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 86 mins
Format: Digital