Following the New York premiere of First Cow at the 57th New York Film Festival, we sat down with director Kelly Reichardt to discuss her perceptive 19-century-set tale of friendship. She discussed the specific setting of the film, rethinking the idea of the western, and her wide-ranging influences, including Winslow Homer, Frederic Remington, Ugetsu, and more. Watch the conversation above.

Limited tickets are available the second screening of First Cow this Thursday, October 3 at 6pm. Get yours here.