Kelly Reichardt, who appeared at the Webster Film Series in April 1996, has topped herself again and again in the films she’s made in the intervening years. First Cow, “perhaps her finest feature so far” according to A.O. Scott of the New York Times, was hit with much-undeserved bad luck, as it was set to open in St. Louis on March 20, 2020, which of course is right when the city went into lockdown. Though a long time coming, we feel like this film is at home in Winifred-Moore, what with our history with Ms. Reichardt and its Academy aspect ratio being the same as our screen. In it, we follow American cook Cookie and the Chinese immigrant King-Lu as they navigate mid-1800s Oregon, taking opportunity to steal milk from the area’s only cow to make a signature cake. As this so-called ‘oily cake’ balloons in popularity, Cookie and King-Hu find themselves in heightened peril.