First Cow

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Release Date: March 13, 2020 (limited)

2h 1m | Drama, Western

Otis (John Magaro), also known as "Cookie," is a cook for a band of fur trappers as they journey west through Oregon Territory in the 1820s.

Just before the crew arrives at a trading post, Cookie comes across Chinese immigrant King-Lu (Orion Lee), cowering naked behind a fern because he's being sought for murder. The two have an immediate rapport.

When they meet again at the trading post, they develop a friendship and King-Lu invites Cookie for a drink. 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.

Based on the novel The Half-Life by Jon Raymond.

Director: Kelly Reichardt
Studio: MK2 | Mile End
Producer(s): Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, Vincent Savino
Cast: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones, Scott Shepherd, Ewen Bremner, Rene Auberjonois, Gary Farmer, Alia Shawkat
Writer(s): Kelly Reichardt, Jonathan Raymond

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