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Meek’s Cutoff

Set in 1845, this drama follows a group of settlers as they embark on a punishing journey along the Oregon Trail. When their guide leads them astray, the expedition is forced to contend with the unforgiving conditions of the high plain desert.


Finally free after two decades in prison, Mekko finds himself homeless in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He struggles to find his way in the outside world until he’s welcomed into an unconventional community of Native Americans. It is amongst these new companions that Mekko discovers a darkness that threatens to destroy them all from within. Haunted by his past, Mekko begins a quest for revenge to save his friends and himself. [Synopsis courtesy of LA Film Festival]