Ahead of the New York premiere of First Cow tonight at the 57th New York Film Festival, director Kelly Reichardt, and stars John Magaro and Orion Lee discussed their perceptive 19-century-set tale at the press conference. Along with discussing the chemistry between the actors, Reichardt also touched on her influences for the film, which includes Ugetsu, the Apu trilogy, and Woman in the Dunes.

Limited tickets are available for tonight’s premiere and the second screening on October 3. Get yours here.