Meek’s Cutoff

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No events to showDirector: Kelly Reichardt, USA 2011, 104 mins, PG

“This superbly made, austere film is Reichardt’s best yet …. and a powerful new addition to the western genre.” Peter Bradshaw The Guardian

In 1845, six settlers and their guide, Meek, set out across the desert on a two week journey. Five weeks later, low on supplies and effectively lost, they capture a Native American who, in return for his safety, agrees to lead them to water, thereby questioning Meek’s credibility.

“Employing … stylistic restraint and (a) sense of inexorably mounting tension, Reichardt creates a mood which is at once entirely believable and entrancingly otherworldly.” Tom Huddleston Time Out

Further reading

  1. Roger Ebert
  2. The Observer
  3. BFI 10 Great Modern Westerns
  4. New York Times
  5. Nashville Scene
  6. NPR
  7. Slate
  8. Interview with Kelly Reichardt