Hailed by the Associated Press as “Kelly Reichardt’s (Wendy and Lucy) most powerful film yet,” and as “a meticulously constructed piece of art” by Pop Matters, Meek’s Cutoff is “as much a functional Western as it is a feminine or feminist one, using realistic detail to reorient or extend the genre” (Film Comment). The epic story takes place in 1845 and concerns three families who hire a mountain man (Bruce Greenwood) to guide their wagon train across the Cascade Mountains on the Oregon Trail. When a shortcut takes the group off track, an encounter with a Native American wanderer (Rod Rondeaux) creates conflict. Starring Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Zoe Kazan, and Michelle Willliams.
“Visually stunning and extraordinarily textured. A real movie-movie, with star performances and literal life-or-death stakes.”—Village Voice