"I figure if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one."

-Calamity Jane

THIS MARCH- We're celebrating the legendary gals from the genre of legends. The Paradise Presents: WOMEN OF THE WEST- classic and neo Westerns with women at the centre. From Marlene Dietrich as the spunky saloon singer in DESTRY RIDES AGAIN, to modern master of the genre Kelly Reichardt's MEEK'S CUTOFF. Grab your boots and lasso and journey across the frontier and beyond the horizon to Paradise!

THE ROAD TO CIVILISATION IS NOT ALWAYS CIVILISED. Our series ends in 1845 along the Oregon trail, with a modern masterpiece courtesy of American auteur Kelly Reichardt. It's the story of a fateful journey through the Oregon Desert, an unknowing guide named Stephen Meek, and a group of wives who have no choice but to look on as they are led astray- until one woman decides to take fate into their own hands. The Paradise Presents MEEK'S CUTOFF.

MEEK'S CUTOFF, from acclaimed director Kelly Reichardt (WENDY AND LUCY, OLD JOY), is a stark and poetic drama set in 1845, the earliest days of the treacherous Oregon Trail. A wagon train of three families (including two-time Academy Award® nominee Michelle Williams) has hired 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 others' 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 their natural born enemy.

(Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories)

Monday March 27th 8:30 PM/8 PM Doors

Directed by:
Kelly Reichardt
Michelle Williams
United States of America (the)
104 mins


Mon, Mar 27th 8:30pm

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