Arthouse Garage Podcast

045: First Cow

We discuss the latest from director Kelly Reichardt, a lovely film called First Cow, starring John Magaro and Orion Lee
Season 6: Best Films of 2020
Season 6: Best Films of 2020
045: First Cow

“History isn’t here yet. It’s coming, but maybe this time we can take it on our own terms.”

Today’s episode centers around the latest from director Kelly Reichardt, a lovely film called First Cow. The film stars John Magaro and Orion Lee as a pair of friends in pioneer days who sell baked goods….using stolen ingredients. It’s a film about friendship, history, opportunity and capitalism, and it’s one of Arthouse Garage’s best of 2020.

Today’s guest is filmmaker Connor Allen Smith, who brings his wonderful perspective on the film and gives some behind-the-scenes filmmaking knowledge about his own work. Also in this episode: a brand new segment called the “snob-free glossary” which breaks down films, filmmakers and filmmaking terms we mention in the episode so you have the full context of what we’re talking about.

Read the full episode transcript here.


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Andrew Sweatman

Andrew Sweatman

Andrew is a writer, podcaster, and film lover who wants to help people think critically about movies. He lives in central Arkansas with his wife Allison and two children, Rosie & Beau. Andrew is the Senior Editor at Arthouse Garage and a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA). Find him at and on Twitter and Instagram: @ArthouseGarage.

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