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"First Cow:" as American a film as you can imagine, by

director Kelly Reichardt whose earlier film, "Meek's Crossing" was a powerful portrayal of settler's moving through the Oregon territory. Like the leisurely pace of that film--- and indeed all of her films--- "Cow" tells the 1820's story of two unsuccessful souls who team up when their home made pastries strike a chord with homesick Westerners gathered around an Oregon fort--- and their patrons increasingly are willing to pay more and more as the tasty treat demand far outdistance the supply. Their only problem--- the crucial ingredient, milk, must be sought from the local boss's cow, the only bovine in the area.

"Cow" is a slow-burn epic that hammers home a critical lesson: to "make it," a man must get capital. If you ain't born to it, that leaves marrying or stealing...

No streaming I could find, but I have no problem giving Ms Reichardt a few bucks for the rental fee. She's an original talent, as critical and insightful an observer of our society and history as you could hope to find.

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Topic - "First Cow:" as American a film as you can imagine, by - tinear 12:41:51 01/30/21 (23)


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