The Toronto Film Festival has announced its 2010 lineup. Among them is Kelly Reichardt’s “Meek’s Cutoff” as part of the Comtemporary World Cinema Programme.
Kelly Reichardt directed the short films Ode (99), Then a Year (01) and Travis (04). Her feature films include River of Grass (94), Old Joy (06), which won a Tiger Award at the 2006 Rotterdam International Film Festival, Wendy and Lucy (08), which was named best film of 2008 by the Toronto Film Critics Association.
“It’s 1845 and a wagon team of three families have hired a guide to take them on the Oregon Trail and over the Cascade Mountains. They become lost and while suffering from hunger, thirst and fear, they encounter a Native American who forces them to reassess everything.”
Meek’s Cutoff’s principal cast are; Michelle Williams, Bruce Greenwood, Will Patton, Zoe Kazan, Paul Dano, Shirley Henderson, Neal Huff, Tommy Nelson, Rod Rondeaux. Produced by; Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Elizabeth Cuthrell, David Urrutia.