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  Andrea Arnold

  United Kingdom     94 minutes


Following on the hooves of other celebrated animal docs (Gunda, My Octopus Teacher, Kedi), Oscar-winning director Andrea Arnold (American Honey, Fish Tank), in her auspicious nonfiction debut, offers this wholly original and fascinating observational portrait of a cow named Luma and her brethren. Shot over four years on an English farm, the film patiently observes Luma as she gives birth, pumps milk, and remains protective of her calves around her caretakers. But as the film goes on, Cow gradually takes on deeper and darker layers, empathically bringing the viewer closer to the bovine experience and humankind’s cruel (or is just practical?) dominance over the species.


Screenings & Events

In-Theater Screening

Tue, Oct 19 @ 6:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

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Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 14 @ 12:00pm CDT to Oct 24 @ 11:59pm CDT in the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin

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Film Credits

  •   Kat Mansoor
  •   Rebecca Lloyd, Jacob Schulsinger, Nicolas Chaudeurge
  •   Magda Kowalczyk


Documentary Sponsor

Logo: WTTW (2019)

Documentary Patron

Cynthia Stone Raskin