First Cow Trailer: Reichardt Returns to the Old West

Kelly Reichardt is one of America's greatest contemporary filmmakers; her understated yet powerful films have examined the lives of the working class, the poor, the misfits, and the drifters in Us society of both the past and the present. My favourite film of hers is Meek's Cutoff, an intimate and atypical western that looks at the true dangers of and for settlers and first nations in the late 19th century. Her latest, First Cow, sees Reichardt returning to that old west, this time with a single drifter trying to find a home and survive with a decent living. Mixing this drifter with trappers, settlers, non-white immigrants, first nations persons, and the land-owning elite, the story...

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