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First Cow

Mar 23rd, 2020

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Effective March 16, 2020 the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is closed until further notice. All programs/events/tours have been cancelled for March and April.

Our first film of the Spring 2020 Reel Movie Mondays season, FIRST COW screens March 23, 2020 at Carnival Cinemas

First Cow

Directed by Kelly Reichardt, Not Yet Rated
USA | 121 minutes | English | MK2

Tickets are on sale now! Purchase your tickets online, stop by the MAG in person, or give us a call at 403.309.8405. Tickets are $8 each for valid MAG Members, and $10 each for Non-Members, up until 4:30 pm on film nights. Tickets can be purchased at the door on film night for $10 each starting at 6:30 pm (no member rate at the door), pending availability. 

About the Film:

“Kelly Reichardt gently explores how friendship and other human connections may have worked in a remote trading post in the Oregon Territory, circa 1820.”

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.

Principal Cast: John Magaro, Orion Lee, Rene Auberjonois

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