A simple, effective, if slightly misleading poster has arrived for Kelly Reichardt‘s “Meek’s Cutoff” but we’ll forgive the misdirection just because the one sheet is quite nice.
The historical tale centers on the eponymous Stephen Meek (Bruce Greenwood), a hired guide who led an ill-fated contingent of wagons through a shortcut en route to Willamette Valley in 1845. Michelle Williams, Shirley Henderson, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano and Will Patton are among the ensemble, but don’t expect a whole lot of gun-wielding, western action in the film. The film is a meditative, slow-burning drama that is more observational than driven by major plot twists and turns. But it is marked by strong performances across the board, and films like this don’t come along very often so we urge you to seek it out.
Oscilloscope will release the film in theaters on April 8th. Full poster below. [Cinematical]