Meek’s Cutoff

Role: Emily Tetherow
Release Date: April 8, 2011 (US) (Limited)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Writers: Jon Raymond
MPAA Rating: PG
Genre: Western

Bruce Greenwood….Stephen Meek
Paul Dano….Thomas Gately
Zoe Kazan….Millie Gately
Shirley Henderson….Glory White
Neal Huff….William White
Will Patton….Soloman Tetherow
Tommy Nelson….Jimmy White
Rod Rondeaux….The Indian

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 plain desert, only to become lost in the dry rock and sage. Over the coming 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.

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– Filmed in Oregon in September 2009.

– Michelle worked with director Kelly Reichardt, writer Jon Raymond, and co-star Will Patton on Wendy and Lucy.

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