Meek's Cutoff

Release May 13, 2011 (Limited)
Cast Bruce Greenwood, Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Shirley Henderson, Neal Huff
Director Kelly Reichardt
Writer Jonathan Raymond
Genres Drama
Studio KinoSmith
Length 104 mins.


In 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, a wagon train of three families hires mountain man Stephen Meek (Bruce Greenwood) to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a shortcut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage.

Over the coming days, the emigrants face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in one another's instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as a natural born enemy.

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