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Meek’s Cutoff

This screening took place on
Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 8:59pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Shot with stark, spare elegance, director Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy and Old Joy) brings us a slow-burn tone poem- following a group of lost pioneers in the barren desert of 1845 Oregon- that is enigmatic frontier cinema at its best. The stellar cast includes Michelle Williams (Blue Valentine and Brokeback Mountain) as a bonneted, tough-as-nails pilgrim, Rod Rondeaux as the silently impassive native man encountered and then captured by the group, and Bruce Greenwood as scruffy, McCabe-like blowhard Stephen Meek, whose disastrous trail misguiding is either plainly incompetent or purely malicious.

  • Directed by KELLY REICHARDT
  • 2010, USA
  • 104 minutes

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