Title: First Cow
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Kelly Reichardt
Written by: Jonathan Raymond and Kelly Reichardt
Based on the novel by: Jonathan Raymond
Starring: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones, and Ewen Bremner
Release Date: 3/6/2020
Running Time: 121 minutes

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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.

Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Dedication: For Peter Hutton

Special thanks to Gabe for this submission