Karen Dalton: In My Own Time

Blues and folk singer Karen Dalton was a prominent figure in 1960s New York. Idolized contemporaries like Bob Dylan and younger musicians like Nick Cave, Karen discarded the traditional trappings of success and led an unconventional life until her early death. Since most images of Karen have been lost or destroyed, the film uses Karen’s dulcet melodies and interviews with loved ones to build a rich portrait of this singular woman and her hauntingly beautiful voice.

“In sync with a singular musical artist. In tune with the haunting poetics of her work.”

The Hollywood Reporter

“An unvarnished authenticity that cannot be mass-manufactured.”

The Guardian

“My favorite female blues singer.”

Nick Cave

“Critic’s Pick: An Elemental Musical Force.”

The New York Times

“The new film spotlights a fascinating tale of a singularly talented and complex woman.”

The Washington Post

awards & festivals


Melbourne International Film Festival

Copenhagen International Documentary Festival