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Kelly Reichardt’s snowball has steadily been rolling down the mountain picking up more and more discerning cinema fans and festival regulars over the years with critically acclaimed and award-winning films like Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff and Certain Women. We are delighted to be screening her acclaimed First Cow, which wowed audiences at Telluride and Berlin Film Festivals.
Join us for a unique in cinema 'Conversation with Orion Lee (Star Wars: The Last Jedi)' lead actor in Reichardt's sensitive Western fable that captures male friendship in a tale of human connection set against the wilderness, on Thursday, April 29 following the 6.30 pm session. The evening will be hosted by Christian Horgan.
Two travellers, on the run from a band of vengeful hunters in the 1820s Northwest, dream of striking it rich – but their tenuous plan to make their fortune on the frontier comes to rely on the secret use of a wealthy landowner's prized dairy cow. With their scheme landing somewhere between honest ingenuity and pure grift, renowned filmmaker Kelly Reichardt finds a graceful and deeply moving origin story of America in their unlikely friendship and fragile life at the margins.
95% Rotten Tomatoes rating – strong critics consensus
★★★★★ – The Guardian, The Telegraph The Arts Desk
– Rolling Stone
“A Masterpiece” - New York Times
“This year's must-see indie film” – The Atlantic
"A wondrous origin story of the American dream." IndieWire
"Pure enchantment...making magic from milk." The Wall Street Journal
"A graceful tale of human connection set against the great American wilderness." The Boston Globe
"It's a beautiful thing." Variety
"Tranquil and dazzling." Time Out
Biography Orion Lee
Orion Lee appeared in Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Justice League, directed by Zack Snyder. His credits also include the James Bond film, Skyfall, and David Ayer’s Fury. His professional debut as an actor was with 'Enron: The Play' at the Royal Court. Other prestigious theatres he has worked with include Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre of Scotland, and the Abbey. He graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in 2009.