Will Oldham

Will Oldham (born December 24, 1970), better known by the stage name Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. From 1993 to 1997, he performed and recorded under variations of the Palace name, including the Palace Brothers, Palace Songs, and Palace Music. After releasing material under his own name, he adopted the "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy" moniker for the majority of his output since 1998. Description above from the Wikipedia article Will Oldham, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

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Eden (2014)

Alma returns to Mexico seeking the man who caused the loss of her childhood home. He is not easily found, but the road to him brings her closer to her late father, and the secrets he took with him to his grave.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elise DuRant
CAST:  Will Oldham  •  Paula María Landa Hartasánchez  •  Diana Sedano  •  Sonia De Los Santos

Alma returns to Mexico seeking the man who caused the loss of her childhood home. He is not easily found, but the road to him brings her closer to her late father, and the secrets he took with him to his grave.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Elise DuRant
CAST:  Will Oldham  •  Paula María Landa Hartasánchez  •  Diana Sedano  •  Sonia De Los Santos

Junebug (2005)

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On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, but she befriends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Morrison
CAST:  Alessandro Nivola  •  Amy Adams  •  Embeth Davidtz  •  Celia Weston

On the way to meet with an independent artist in the South, newlywed art dealer Madeleine is convinced by her husband, George, that they should stop to meet his family in North Carolina. Madeleine's affluent lifestyle clashes with the family, but she befriends ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Morrison
CAST:  Alessandro Nivola  •  Amy Adams  •  Embeth Davidtz  •  Celia Weston

Matewan (1987)

Filmed in the coal country of West Virginia, "Matewan" celebrates labor organizing in the context of a 1920s work stoppage. Union organizer, Joe Kenehan, a scab named "Few Clothes" Johnson and a sympathetic mayor and police chief heroically fight the power ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Chris Cooper  •  James Earl Jones  •  Mary McDonnell  •  Will Oldham

Filmed in the coal country of West Virginia, "Matewan" celebrates labor organizing in the context of a 1920s work stoppage. Union organizer, Joe Kenehan, a scab named "Few Clothes" Johnson and a sympathetic mayor and police chief heroically fight the power ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Sayles
CAST:  Chris Cooper  •  James Earl Jones  •  Mary McDonnell  •  Will Oldham

The Guatemalan Handshake (2006)

A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an undertaking that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Rohal
CAST:  Katy Haywood  •  Ken Byrnes  •  Will Oldham  •  Sheila Scullin

A mysterious power failure in a small mountain town coincides with the disappearance of one of its most eccentric young residents. Mystery piles upon mystery as his family and friends search for him, fail, and ultimately try to forget about him, an undertaking that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Todd Rohal
CAST:  Katy Haywood  •  Ken Byrnes  •  Will Oldham  •  Sheila Scullin

Jackass 3D (2010)

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Jackass 3D is a 3-D film and the third movie of the Jackass series. It follows the same premise as the first two movies, as well as the TV series. It is a compilation of various pranks, stunts and skits. Before the movie begins, a brief introduction is made by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Ryan Dunn  •  Steve-O

Jackass 3D is a 3-D film and the third movie of the Jackass series. It follows the same premise as the first two movies, as well as the TV series. It is a compilation of various pranks, stunts and skits. Before the movie begins, a brief introduction is made by ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Tremaine
CAST:  Johnny Knoxville  •  Bam Margera  •  Ryan Dunn  •  Steve-O

Thousand Pieces of Gold (1991)

In 1880s China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who renames her China Polly and plans to sell her as entertainment for the locals. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Kelly
CAST:  Rosalind Chao  •  Chris Cooper  •  Will Oldham

In 1880s China, young Lalu is sold into marriage by her impoverished father. Rather than becoming a bride, Lalu ends up in an Idaho gold-mining town, the property of a saloon owner who renames her China Polly and plans to sell her as entertainment for the locals. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nancy Kelly
CAST:  Rosalind Chao  •  Chris Cooper  •  Will Oldham

Pioneer (2011)

A father tells his little boy the most epic bedtime story ever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowery
CAST:  Will Oldham  •  Myles Brooks

A father tells his little boy the most epic bedtime story ever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowery
CAST:  Will Oldham  •  Myles Brooks

New Jerusalem (2011)

Returning from Afghanistan, Sean is befriended by lke, a strong willed evangelical who endeavors to ensure the fragile Sean's salvation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Alverson
CAST:  Will Oldham  •  Colm O'Leary  •  Walter Scott  •  Roxanne Ferris

Returning from Afghanistan, Sean is befriended by lke, a strong willed evangelical who endeavors to ensure the fragile Sean's salvation.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rick Alverson
CAST:  Will Oldham  •  Colm O'Leary  •  Walter Scott  •  Roxanne Ferris

Revenge of the Mekons (2013)

Documentary about the Mekons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Angio
CAST:  Fred Armisen  •  Vito Acconci  •  Rico Bell  •  Hugo Burnham

Documentary about the Mekons.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Joe Angio
CAST:  Fred Armisen  •  Vito Acconci  •  Rico Bell  •  Hugo Burnham

Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 13-22 (2007)

The second half of R. Kelly's unfinished hip hop opera  (more)

DIRECTION:  R. Kelly  •  Jim Swaffield  •  Victor Mignatti
CAST:  R. Kelly  •  LeShay N. Tomlinson  •  Rolando Boyce  •  Michael Kenneth Williams

The second half of R. Kelly's unfinished hip hop opera  (more)

DIRECTION:  R. Kelly  •  Jim Swaffield  •  Victor Mignatti
CAST:  R. Kelly  •  LeShay N. Tomlinson  •  Rolando Boyce  •  Michael Kenneth Williams

Wendy and Lucy (2008)

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Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested for shoplifting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Reichardt
CAST:  Michelle Williams  •  Will Patton  •  Will Oldham  •  John Robinson

Wendy, a near-penniless drifter, is traveling to Alaska in search of work, and her only companion is her dog, Lucy. Already perilously close to losing everything, Wendy hits a bigger bump in the road when her old car breaks down and she is arrested for shoplifting ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Reichardt
CAST:  Michelle Williams  •  Will Patton  •  Will Oldham  •  John Robinson

Old Joy (2007)

Soon to be a father, Mark feels the pressure of domestic responsibility closing in, so he is more than happy to accept when his old friend Kurt proposes a camping trip in the Oregon wilderness. During their time together, the men come to grips with the changes in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Reichardt
CAST:  Daniel London  •  Will Oldham  •  Tanya Smith  •  Robin Rosenberg

Soon to be a father, Mark feels the pressure of domestic responsibility closing in, so he is more than happy to accept when his old friend Kurt proposes a camping trip in the Oregon wilderness. During their time together, the men come to grips with the changes in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kelly Reichardt
CAST:  Daniel London  •  Will Oldham  •  Tanya Smith  •  Robin Rosenberg

Tripping With Caveh (2004)

With longtime collaborators Greg Watkins (A Little Stiff) and Thomas Logoreci, the charismatic, experimental filmmaker Caveh Zahedi approaches legendary songwriter Will Oldham (Palace Brothers, Bonnie "Prince" Billy) in an unconventional interview. Caveh offers up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caveh Zahedi
CAST:  Caveh Zahedi  •  Will Oldham

With longtime collaborators Greg Watkins (A Little Stiff) and Thomas Logoreci, the charismatic, experimental filmmaker Caveh Zahedi approaches legendary songwriter Will Oldham (Palace Brothers, Bonnie "Prince" Billy) in an unconventional interview. Caveh offers up ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Caveh Zahedi
CAST:  Caveh Zahedi  •  Will Oldham

Breadcrumb Trail (2014)

“My new feature length documentary Breadcrumb Trail is about Slint and the Louisville music culture they emerged from. It includes footage going back to the early 1990s that I shot when repeatedly driving up from Athens, GA to Louisville to try to chase rumors of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Brian McMahan  •  David Pajo  •  Britt Walford  •  Ethan Buckler

“My new feature length documentary Breadcrumb Trail is about Slint and the Louisville music culture they emerged from. It includes footage going back to the early 1990s that I shot when repeatedly driving up from Athens, GA to Louisville to try to chase rumors of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lance Bangs
CAST:  Brian McMahan  •  David Pajo  •  Britt Walford  •  Ethan Buckler

Slitch (2003)

A short comic film about a teenage girl's summertime lust, featuring fantasizing, bubble gum and bicycle riding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dianne Bellino
CAST:  Will Oldham  •  Sue Bellino  •  Dina Cataldi  •  Lil Iacono

A short comic film about a teenage girl's summertime lust, featuring fantasizing, bubble gum and bicycle riding.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dianne Bellino
CAST:  Will Oldham  •  Sue Bellino  •  Dina Cataldi  •  Lil Iacono

A Ghost Story (2017)

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowery
CAST:  Casey Affleck  •  Rooney Mara  •  Will Oldham  •  Liz Cardenas Franke

Recently deceased, a white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to console his bereft wife, only to find that in his spectral state he has become unstuck in time, forced to watch passively as the life he knew and the woman he loves slowly slip away.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Lowery
CAST:  Casey Affleck  •  Rooney Mara  •  Will Oldham  •  Liz Cardenas Franke

Them That Work (2019)

This documentary is about the impact left by John Sayles’ 1987 film MATEWAN, about a shooting between company gun thugs and union organizers in Southern West Virginia. Along with a lasting legacy of support for union rights, the film inspired many West Virginians ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Brown
CAST:  John Sayles  •  David Strathairn  •  Chris Cooper  •  Haskell Wexler

This documentary is about the impact left by John Sayles’ 1987 film MATEWAN, about a shooting between company gun thugs and union organizers in Southern West Virginia. Along with a lasting legacy of support for union rights, the film inspired many West Virginians ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jason Brown
CAST:  John Sayles  •  David Strathairn  •  Chris Cooper  •  Haskell Wexler

Everybody's Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure (1989)

Based on the true story of baby Jessica McClure who fell into a drain pipe in her back yard while playing. She was stuck in the pipe about 20 to 30 feet down and it took rescuers 58 hours to get her out. There was fear that if they shook the earth too much with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Damski
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Pat Hingle  •  Daryl Anderson  •  Don Hood

Based on the true story of baby Jessica McClure who fell into a drain pipe in her back yard while playing. She was stuck in the pipe about 20 to 30 feet down and it took rescuers 58 hours to get her out. There was fear that if they shook the earth too much with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mel Damski
CAST:  Beau Bridges  •  Pat Hingle  •  Daryl Anderson  •  Don Hood

Magnetic Reconnection (2012)

A short documentary film contrasting the Northern Lights with decaying man-made debris littered throughout the landscape surrounding the town of Churchill, Manitoba in Canada's Arctic. The film touches on the regenerative power of nature and the futility of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kyle Armstrong
CAST:  Will Oldham

A short documentary film contrasting the Northern Lights with decaying man-made debris littered throughout the landscape surrounding the town of Churchill, Manitoba in Canada's Arctic. The film touches on the regenerative power of nature and the futility of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kyle Armstrong
CAST:  Will Oldham

The Dirty Three (2007)

The Dirty Three are the rough and ready jewels in the crown of Australian rock and roll history. Born from the need to put food on the table and spawned from the intensely collaborative local Australian music scene in the 80's and early 90's, the Dirty Three ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darcy Maine
CAST:  Steve Albini  •  Nick Cave  •  Warren Ellis  •  Bobby Gillespie

The Dirty Three are the rough and ready jewels in the crown of Australian rock and roll history. Born from the need to put food on the table and spawned from the intensely collaborative local Australian music scene in the 80's and early 90's, the Dirty Three ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Darcy Maine
CAST:  Steve Albini  •  Nick Cave  •  Warren Ellis  •  Bobby Gillespie
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