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A24 is making First Cow available to us one day early, before its VOD release. This rental (available starting 7 pm on July 9) includes a pre-taped Q&A with director Kelly Reichardt.

Your ticket will directly support both NWFC and PAM and we encourage all of our members, staff, and supporters to join us—and spread the word.

Friends of PAM and the NWFC should enter the discount code FC2020 to receive a reduced ticket price of $9.99.

First Cow | Official Trailer HD | A24

NWFC & PAM are thrilled to partner with A24 on the release of Portland’s most renowned independent filmmaker Kelly Reichart’s First Cow. Not only shot in the Pacific Northwest but written by local novelist Jon Raymond and produced by Anish Savjani & Neil Kopp, this is a melodic, beautiful and timeless tale of friendship that soaks you into the atmosphere of 1820s yet feels wholly relevant to the world we inhabit now.

At a time when the bulk of cinemas are expected to remain shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, our plan is to continue bringing new films at an affordable price point to the PAM and NWFC audiences that allow us to follow social distancing rules.

First Cow
Directed by Kelly Reichardt
United States | 2020 | 122 min | Drama | PG-13

Movie Reviews:

In Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow, Capitalism Continues to Divide and Conquer – Vulture

The Film That You Might Not Hear About but Have to See – The Atlantic



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