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MEEK’S CUTOFF: Part 3 of 3-film series

Center for Creative Photography, October 17 @ 6:00pm



On the Road with Women Independent Directors, a three-part film series presented by the Hanson FilmTV Institute and the Center for Creative Photography, continues with a screening of Meek’s Cutoff, directed by Kelly Reichardt. The screening will be introduced by Dr. Anna Cooper, UA Assistant Professor of Film and Television Studies.


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 shortcut, 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. Oscilloscope


When: Wednesday October 17 at 6:00pm
Where: Center for Creative Photography
Admission: Free
This film series is supported in part by the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television and the Department of Gender & Women’s Studies.