When it comes to independent cinema, A24 has made quite a name for itself. The sheer quality of the movies that come from the company is impressive in itself. But then you throw in the diversity of their portfolio: comedies, horror, period pieces, coming of age films. They have established themselves as the premiere indie movie distributor.
That leads to the oddly titled “First Cow” from writer-director Kelly Reichardt. Her latest looks to be a Pacific Northwest frontier drama where a cook, a Chinese immigrant, and a prized milk cow join together for a secret (and hopefully lucrative) business venture. Sounds as quirky as the title, right? The first trailer looks intriguing and Reichardt’s signature minimalism and quietude is all over it.
“First Cow” is slated for a March 6th release (limited I’m sure). Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.