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WATCH: First Trailer Released For Kelly Reichardt’s ‘First Cow’

A24 have released the first trailer for Kelly Reichardt’s “First Cow,” starring John Magaro, Orion Lee, and Toby Jones.

The synopsis from A24:

A loner and cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee). The men collaborate on a business, although its longevity is reliant upon the participation of a wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.

“First Cow” world premiered at the 2019 Telluride Film Festival. It also screened at New York Film Festival in September of 2019. The film is set in the 19th century and is based off the novel “The Half Life” by Jonathan Raymond. Reichardt and Raymond both developed the script for the feature. Awards Circuit’s own Mark Johnson wrote of it: “At the heart of the film is a story of an implausible friendship, and when it focuses on that, “First Cow” is a triumph.”

Reichardt directed the Cannes-nominated “Wendy and Lucy,” as well as “Old Joy” and “Night Moves.” “First Cow” is her latest since 2016’s “Certain Women,” which starred Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Lily Gladstone and Laura Dern.

A24 bowed out of 2019 with numerous well-received titles such as Robert Eggers’ “The Lighthouse,” Joanna Hogg’s “The Souvenir,” Joe Talbot’s “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” and Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell.” The distributor looks to start 2020 off with a beautiful tale of discovery and warm friendship in Reichardt’s latest. Executive producers are Eli Bush, Louise Lovegrove and Scott Rudin.

“First Cow” is produced by Film Science and will be distributed by A24 in select theaters March 6.

What do you think of the first trailer for A24’s “First Cow,” from director Kelly Reichardt? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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Written by Jessica Peña

Jessica Peña studied journalism at Volunteer State Community College before she began writing about film on a personal blog that sprouted from an electronic media course. She is now a film journalist for Awards Circuit, as well as a content editor and writer for the UK-based site JumpCut Online. She also loves the Child's Play/Chucky franchise with no end in sight.

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