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First Cow (PG-13)

A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner's prized milking cow. From this simple premise Reichardt constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph Old Joy in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by a mounting suspense all its own. Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America.

Showtimes for
Saturday, March 28

No Showtimes Available.

Details

Drama , Western
2 hr. 1 min.

Director

Kelly Reichardt

Writer

Jonathan Raymond
Kelly Reichardt

Cast

John Magaro
Orion Lee
Dylan Smith
Patrick D. Green
Rene Auberjonois

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