Kelly Reichardt
USA 2010
104 min

The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon team of three families has hired the mountain man Stephen Meek to guide them over the Cascade Mountains. Claiming to know a short cut, Meek leads the group on an unmarked path across the high desert plain, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the ensuing days, the emigrants must face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack of faith in each other’s instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants are torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always been seen as the natural enemy.

  • Michelle Williams - Emily Tetherow
  • Bruce Greenwood - Stephen Meek
  • Will Patton - Soloman Tetherow
  • Zoe Kazan - Millie Gately
  • Paul Dano - Thomas Gately
  • Shirley Henderson - Glory White
  • Neal Huff - William White
  • Tommy Nelson - Jimmy White
  • Jon Raymond
  • Christopher Blauvelt
  • Leslie Schatz
  • Kelly Reichardt
  • Jeff Grace
  • David Doernberg
  • Vicki Farrell
Filmscience Evenstar Films, Primitive Nerd/Harmony Productions

Cinetic Media

35 mm
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