Interview With "Meek's Cutoff" Writer Jon Raymond | Matt's Movie Reviews

Director and writer partnerships that deliver consistent high quality work are an anomaly in filmmaking. Yet in the indie cinema world, the combination of director Kelly Reichardt and writer Jon Raymond is an exception to the rule, with their films Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy receiving critical acclaim and a loyal following.

There latest venture is Meek’s Cutoff, a slow burn western that stars Michelle Williams, and is based on the true story of a small bunch of settlers who are led down the wrong trail by famed mountain man Stephen Meek (Bruce Greenwodd), way back in the Oregon High Desert of 1845.

Raymond talks to Matt’s Movie Reviews about writing Meek’s Cutoff, his working relationship with Reichardt, and his career as a screenwriter.

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