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A24 had an incredibly strong 2019 thanks to films such as “The Souvenir,” “The Farewell,” “The Lighthouse,” “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” and “Uncut Gems,” among other titles, and now the popular indie studio and distributor is set to begin the new year on a high note with the upcoming release of Kelly Reichardt’s “First Cow.” The intimate character drama is Reichardt’s first release since 2016’s “Certain Women.” “First Cow” world premiered to critical acclaim at the 2019 Telluride Film Festival and also screened at NYFF.
“First Cow,” based on the novel “The Half Life” by Jonathan Raymond, is set during the 19th Century and stars indie mainstay John Magaro as a skilled cook who joins a group of fur trappers in the Oregon Territory. The cook befriends a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) and the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow.
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IndieWire senior film critic Eric Kohn gave “First Cow” a rave review out of the Telluride Film Festival last year, calling Reichardt’s latest a “sweet and tender...
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