Monday, November 30, 2015
Niobrara County Library
The Niobrara County Library is pleased to present a dinner and movie series "Images of Walking" featuring films that depict a life-changing journey made by foot.
The final film in the series is "Meek's Cutoff" and will be shown on Monday, November 30. 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. "Meek's Cutoff" is rated PG and is 104 minutes.
A light meal will be included and Deane Tucker, PhD., Chadron State College will lead the discussions which may include participants from WWC.
Niobrara County Library programs are free and open to the public.