First Cow

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Madman Entertainment
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“One of the best of the year so far.”

The Atlantic

“This touching take on friendship illustrates how integral it is to human happiness and perhaps even survival.”

The List

“Tranquil and dazzling.”


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New Zealand - Available on Disc & Digital November 4

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A film by Kelly Reichardt

Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early nineteenth century way of life. 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.

Rating: PG

Mild themes, violence and coarse language | Runtime: 121mins

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