Indie Trailer Sunday: Kelly Reichardt's Period Drama 'Meek's Cutoff'
Today's indie trailer we're featuring via Apple is for a drama called Meek's Cutoff set on the Oregon trail in the 1800's directed by Old Joy and Wendy & Lucy director Kelly Reichardt. The film, which stars Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood and Paul Dano, is being released this spring by Oscilloscope. This received great reviews from various festivals (see criticWIRE). However, I've heard from numerous other folks who've seen it that it's incredibly slow and boring. If you enjoy these slow-burn period flicks, then it may be exactly what you're looking for, otherwise if that stuff isn't your cup o' tea (like me), then I suggest keeping away from it.
Watch the official trailer for Kelly Reichardt's Meek's Cutoff:
You can also watch the Meek's Cutoff trailer in High Definition on Apple
A pack of settlers traveling across the Oregon plains in 1845 find themselves stranded in harsh conditions.
Meek's Cutoff is directed by American filmmaker Kelly Reichardt, of the indie flicks River of Grass, Old Joy and Wendy & Lucy previously. The screenplay was written by Reichardt's Oregon-based writing partner Jon Raymond, also of the scripts for Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy previously. This premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals last year and also played in this year's Sundance. It's being released by Oscilloscope Laboratories in the US in very limited theaters starting on April 8th this spring. Anyone interested in this?