Udder Western Skies: 'First Cow' : Pop Culture Happy Hour Sometimes, all it takes to change your life is a cow. In the new film First Cow, director Kelly Reichardt follows two men who meet by chance and come up with a plan to get rich. All they need is a couple of ingredients. First Cow is a western, a friendship story, a caper movie, and even a meditation on nature. (Pop Culture Happy Hour just turned 10 and we're celebrating... with a happy hour! Join us for a live, virtual event next Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. RSVP now and help shape one of our famous quizzes by heading over to NPR Presents. Hope to see ya there!)
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Udder Western Skies: 'First Cow'

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Udder Western Skies: 'First Cow'

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Orion Lee as "King-Lu" and John Magaro as "Cookie" star in director Kelly Reichardt's film First Cow. Allyson Riggs/A24 Films hide caption

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Orion Lee as "King-Lu" and John Magaro as "Cookie" star in director Kelly Reichardt's film First Cow.

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Sometimes, all it takes to change your life is a cow. In the new film First Cow, director Kelly Reichardt follows two men who meet by chance and come up with a plan to get rich. All they need is a couple of ingredients. Starring John Maggaro as Cookie and Orion Lee as King-Lu, and set in Oregon Territory in the 1820s, First Cow is a western, a friendship story, a caper movie — and even a meditation on nature.

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The audio was produced and edited by Mike Katzif and Jessica Reedy.