Sweetgrass Poster

“The rhythms of the pasturing are as alluring as the rhythms of the film itself.”

Three documentaries are included in the first half of the festival. The most impressive is Sweetgrass, an American doc by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. The duo visits a sheep ranch in Montana, then accompanies two veteran cowboys while they take the large flock 150 miles across gorgeous mountains to let the animals feed the old-fashioned way. The rhythms of the pasturing are as alluring as the rhythms of the film itself. This is gorgeous ethnography that successfully makes a relatively simple subject interesting for those of us who are completely foreign to its setting.

HOWARD FEINSTEIN. Filmmaker Magazine, September 23, 2009

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