First Cow

First Cow

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  • Kelly Reichardt


  • John Magaro
  • Orion Lee
  • Alia Shawkat

A skilled cook travels west to find his fortune in Oregon.

    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.

    Photo credit: A24

    Past Programs


    Have a cow: The dairy industry and cow physiology

    County Theater, Doylestown, PA