Meek's Cutoff (2010)

Kelly Reichardt’s elegiac re-visioning of the western is a rare beauty to behold, especially on the big screen.

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Introduction

Three families, led by an untrustworthy scout, deviate from the Oregon Trail and become hopelessly lost. Tensions mount when the men capture a Native American.

Reichardt frames the frontier myth through the delicately curtailed perspectives of the bonneted women (Williams, Henderson, Kazan), and the elusive ending hints at an alternative future for America.

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