Sat 19 Jun - Sat 10 Jul 2021
Sat 19 Jun - Sat 10 Jul 2021

122 mins – United States 2019 – Dir: Kelly Reichardt
Starring: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones

Award-winning director Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff, Wendy and Lucy) returns with the eagerly awaited First Cow, a gripping and glorious story of friendship and petty crime in the Old West.

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 but precarious cake-making business, the longevity of which is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow – the very first, and only, in the territory.

With this simple premise, Reichardt paints an authentic portrait of harsh frontier life in the early nineteenth century, depicting the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America and interrogating the very foundations on which the country was built.

Combining sumptuous cinematography with a gently melancholic tale of pilfered dairy, sweet cakes and old-fashioned camaraderie, First Cow is the celebrated magnum opus of one of cinema’s most vital independent filmmakers.

Sat 19 June
7.30pm
Fri 25 June
7.30pm
Sat 26 June
1.15pm
Sun 27 June
12.50pm
Sat 10 July
4.15pm
This touching take on friendship illustrates how integral it is to human happiness and perhaps even survival
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This touching take on friendship illustrates how integral it is to human happiness and perhaps even survival
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