Meek's Cutoff - Oscilloscope 10
Mar 31, 2018
- Location: Sie FilmCenter
- 2510 E. Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
- Price: $10 - $13
- Starting: 7:15 PM
- Film & Literature
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 lack of faith in each other’s instincts for survival. When a Native American wanderer crosses their path, the emigrants become torn between their trust in a guide who has proven himself unreliable and a man who has always seemed like the natural enemy.