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Live Wire! 148: Writer Jon Raymond, Third Angle Ensemble with composer Eve Beglarian, musical guest AgesandAges
Writer Jon Raymond, Third Angle Ensemble with composer Eve Beglarian, musical guest AgesandAges
This episode was originally taped at a live show on April 2, 2011

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Jon Raymond -  Writer of Meek's Cutoff, a film starring Michelle Williams, Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano and directed by Kelly Reichardt. Opening in theaters around the country on April 8, the film is a beautifully shot Western set on the Oregon Trail in 1845 and follows settlers on their way to build new lives in the Pacific Northwest. “The allegorical whiffs are unmistakable in ‘Meek’s Cutoff,’ from the hubris of Manifest Destiny and fear of the Other to the enduring tension between individual freedom and collective responsibility…’Meek’s Cutoff’ is revisionist in the best sense of that word, giving audiences a new way to see the past and, quite possibly, the present.”  Raymond also wrote Old Joy and Wendy and Lucy.

Third Angle Ensemble with composer