OCT 20: MEEK'S CUTOFF
(dir Kelly Reichardt, 2010, US, 98 mins, English, Cert. PG)
In this contemplative reworking of the Western genre, a group of families on the Oregon Trail become hopelessly lost, and begin to regret their choice of guide, who claims to know a shortcut. Over a period of days, they face hunger, thirst, and a lack of faith in their own survival skills. A film full of mournful silence and astonishing beauty.