Over the course of a half-dozen films, director Kelly Reichardt has earned a reputation as a fiendishly stubborn artist. She has shot in extreme cold and insane heat, set up camp in remote deserts and corralled nearly two-dozen horses.
And she’s really tired of it.
“This level of filmmaking is in many ways a young person’s game,” Reichardt, 52, said with a sigh over tea one recent weekday evening. “While I was making this movie I thought ‘something has to give.’”
The sentiment may surprise fans of Reichardt, the mistress of minimalism behind movies such as “Old Joy" and...