Meek’s Cutoff

Our next film will be Meek’s Cutoff (2010), directed by Kelly Reichardt

Let’s celebrate woman indie filmmaking!

For our next movie we will focus on the 2010 western drama Meek’s Cutoff, directed by Kelly Reichardt. Loosely based on a true historical incident, the movie follows three families of settlers moving west in 1845 along the Oregon Trail.

Reichardt has become known for her detailed and minimalist realism, often showcasing naturalistic settings of the northwest. She finds drama in the struggles of ordinary people seeking security and happiness on the fringes. Meek’s Cutoff brings us into the grueling and mundane struggles of western settlement, subverting the traditional glory and machismo of the genre.

The film boasts a strong cast including Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Paul Dano, and Zoe Kazan. It features gorgeous cinematography by Christopher Blauvelt and was nominated for multiple awards.

We will watch and discuss the movie LIVE on March 22nd at 7:00pm EDT. Film Club members will receive a link via email. And don’t forget to check out our resources page for additional reviews, essays and videos!

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