Tune into the Q&A on our YouTube channel below!

In conjunction with the digital release of NYFF57 favorite First Cowthe highly anticipated new film from award-winning filmmaker Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and LucyMeek’s Cutoff, Old Joy) which opens July 9 in our Virtual Cinema, we are proud to host a special conversation with the renowned filmmaker and longtime friend of Film at Lincoln Center. The critically acclaimed film, which was an audience favorite at the 57th New York Film Festival, stars John Magaro, Orion Lee, and Toby Jones in a moving story of unlikely friendship and fragile life at the margins.

The extended conversation will be moderated by Dennis Lim, Director of Programming for Film at Lincoln Center and the New York Film Festival

Watch First Cow for a limited 8-day engagement beginning Thursday, July 9! Submit your questions through Twitter or Instagram before and during the talk using #AskFLC.

The virtual edition of our popular free talks series continues all summer long. To stay up-to-date on more exciting events like this, follow us on social media or subscribe to our weekly newsletter.


“One of the best movies of the year so far.”
The Atlantic

“This haunting movie transports you to another world—and redefines home.”
– Vulture

“One of her best [films] . . . A richly absorbing tale of friendship, crime and capitalism.”
Los Angeles Times critic Justin Chang

Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early 19th-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 shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America. An A24 release.

Pre-order the film today!