DC Readers: Attend A Free Screening And Q&A For Kelly Reichardt’s ‘First Cow’

We’re happy to offer our DC readers the chance to attend a special advance screening of First Cow, followed by a Q&A with director/writer Kelly Reichardt. The film stars John Magaro, Orion Lee, Lily Gladstone, Ewen Bremner, Alia Shawkat, Toby Jones, Scott Shepherd, and Rene Auberjonois in his final role.

SYNOPSIS: Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific

Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early nineteenth century way

of life. 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 business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of

a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. From this simple premise Reichardt

constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph Old

Joy in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by a mounting suspense all

its own. Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of

daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America.

The screening takes place on Wednesday, March 4th at 7:00pm and will be held at The Reach at The Kennedy Center. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director/writer Kelly Reichardt. If you’d like to attend, simply send an RSVP email to A24WashingtonDC@gmail.com.

First Cow opens on March 13th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.