Man with beard and hat looking pensively in a forest
First Cow

First Cow (12A)

Film
Director: Kelly Reichardt
US English (2019)
Date
Monday 27 September 2021 7:30pm
Venue
Screen Three
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Tickets: £5, £3 NHS and Key Workers

Cast
John Magaro, Orion Lee, Toby Jones

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Duration:

2 hours 2 minutes

Recommended Age:
12+

First Cow is a tale of manifest destiny and the belief in the Great American Dream. 

Cookie (John Magaro) heads West to find new opportunities when he comes across King-Lu (Orion Lee), a Chinese immigrant in search of prosperity. They find a kinship in one another as they discuss their hopes for the future. 

Word of the first milk cow reaches Cookie, a skilled baker, and so begins their new business venture, making and selling biscuits using stolen milk. Whilst Cookie and King-Lu are propelled by the bigger picture, First Cow paints an intimate portrait of friendship and human connection.