An upcoming indie western flick which premiered at Venice last year and directed by Kelly Reichardt, following his critically acclaimed “Old Joy” and “Wendy & Lucy”. It stars Michelle Williams, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Zoe Kazan, Will Patton and Bruce Greenwood.
Based on a true story, “Meek’s Cutoff” is a period western set in 1845 where a braggart, Stephen Meek (Greenwood), meets his match in a courageous woman (Williams) after he is hired by three families to lead them through Oregon’s Cascade Mountains so that they may start new lives on the other side. As their water dwindles and they disagree over the treatment of a captured Native American, the group questions Meek’s dependability and cracks under pressure.
- via Apple