Meek’s Cutoff

By Oscilloscope

We announce now here to you in an official capacity, as such, that we
acquired North American distribution rights to Kelly Reichardt’s
western drama, MEEK’S CUTOFF. AKA it’s on! (Not so much that her
film is also known as “IT’S ON” but more that we are psyched about
putting out her new film.)

The film reunites the filmmakers and O-Scope who previously worked
together distributing Reichardt’s 2008 acclaimed WENDY AND LUCY.
MEEK’S CUTOFF, which recently screened at Venice (in competition) and
the Toronto International Film Festivals, is being hailed as one of
the most critically adored films of the early festival season. O-
Scope will release the film in the first half of 2011.

The year is 1845, the earliest days of the Oregon Trail, and a wagon
train of three families 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 face the scourges of hunger, thirst and their own lack
of faith in one another’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 a natural born enemy.

Reichardt says: “We’re all super glad to be working with the
Oscilloscope family again.”

Adam Yauch, says “It’s hard to put words together that can convey how
excited we are to work with Kelly and her team again. It is an honor
to work with filmmakers of this caliber, especially given the fact
that, through the process of releasing WENDY AND LUCY, we have become
friends with them. So really I could not ask for more. As a side
note; MEEK’S CUTOFF is so real feeling and looking that I suspect
Kelly may have stolen our plans and completed work on a time machine
that we had been putting finishing touches on, and that MEEK’S is
actually a documentary she went back and shot in 1845. If anyone has
any evidence to that effect, please contact me directly asap.”

Bruce Farnsworth said “With all due respect Adam, that’s just
rediculuos. We will never finish your stupid time machine, and you
are just looking for an excuse to cross market meek’s with the huge

Minister of Information at Oscilloscope,

Bruce Farnsworth