Meek's Cutoff (2010)

Kelly Reichardt’s elegiac re-visioning of the western is a rare beauty to behold, especially on the big screen.
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.
2010 USA
Directed by
Kelly Reichardt
Produced by
Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Elizabeth Cuthrell, David Urrutia
Written by
Jon Raymond
Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton
Running time
104 minutes