@ Doc Films at the University of Chicago
1212 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637
Opening Wednesday, March 11th, from 7PM - 10PM
Kelly Reichardt will visit Doc Films in person for a post-film Q&A!
Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble early nineteenth century way of life. A taciturn loner and skilled cook (John Magaro) has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon Territory, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant (Orion Lee) also seeking his fortune; soon the two collaborate on a successful business, although its longevity is reliant upon the clandestine participation of a nearby wealthy landowner’s prized milking cow. From this simple premise Reichardt constructs an interrogation of foundational Americana that recalls her earlier triumph Old Joy in its sensitive depiction of male friendship, yet is driven by a mounting suspense all its own. Reichardt again shows her distinct talent for depicting the peculiar rhythms of daily living and ability to capture the immense, unsettling quietude of rural America.
format: DCP, runtime: 122 minutes
Doc Films is the nation’s oldest continuously operating film society. We screen all kinds of films, from canonical classics to indie gems to Hollywood blockbusters, every day of the year in our fully equipped and state-of-the-art theater. Tickets to all shows are only $7 each — or, buy a quarter pass for $40 to get unlimited access to every one of the calendar’s 70+ films. Both are available at the ticket desk before any show. Check out the full calendar on our website: docfilms.org, and follow us on Instagram and Twitter @docfilmschicago
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