I love these types of period pieces. The movie looks like a really good minimalist character piece that relies on acting(remember that?), tension/atmosphere and features a cast of Bruce Greenwood, Michelle Williams, Will Patton, and Paul Dano. It’s shaping up to be an interesting movie. Director Kelly Reichardt’s last film was Wendy and Lucy which I’ve heard lots of good things about but just haven’t watched yet. Check out the trailer and official synopsis below.

Synopsis: 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 short cut, 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.