A Bright Light – Karen And The Process

  • Switzerland 
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A Bright Light – Karen And The Process is a wild and enchanting road movie by Swiss video artist Emmanuelle Antille. She embarks us on the footsteps of Karen Dalton, cult singer with a breathtaking voice, muse of the 60s, friend of Bob Dylan and Tim Hardin. Along with a small team, film equipment and a car, Emmanuelle travels the United States in search of this exceptional artist who rejected the system and its compromises, and ended her life away from the spotlights. A documentary made of music and art, which questions on the way the process of creation. A rare artistic testimony, an amazing portrait.



  • Original title
    A Bright Light – Karen And The Process
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Emmanuelle Antille
  • Cast
    Billy Mitchel, Dan Hankin, Chuck Ogsbury, Harry Tuft, Dick Weissman, Alexandra Ogsbury, Susan Hoover, Jean-Marc Butty, Ben Schenck, Colin Gagon, Jessica Radcliffe, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, Joe Loop, Jana Hunter, Nathaniel Nelson, Carl Baron, Larkin Grimm, Nic
  • DOP
    Carmen Jaquier
  • Editing
    Laurence Vaes, Emmanuelle Antille, Emilie Morier
  • Sound
    Malika Pellicoli
  • Duration
    93 min (91+ min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Switzerland
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel
    • Hof IFF
    • ReelMusic Portland
    • Solothurn Film Days
    • F.A.M.E. Paris
    • IndieLisboa
    • DOXA
    • Krakow FF
    • Encounters South Africa
    • Chicago Underground FF
    • WOMEX Tampere
  • Awards
    • The Best Music Documentary at the Dock of the Bay San Sebastian Music DFF

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