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So goes the soundscape of the Western frontier, virtually absent of commentary save for the alternately plaintive hymn and cry of man on the open plain and majestic mountain pass. Could it be that the great American film of the year is a painstaking documentary about…sheep? Roughly 3,000, give or take those [...]


The great surprise [of the 2009 Berlinale] was the feature-length documentary Sweetgrass, by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, filmmakers better known in the art world and anthropology circles than on the festival circuit. Inspired by video art in their approach to their subject, the last sheepherders in the West, the film bears witness to [...]

GreenCine Daily

“This is almost certainly the least sentimental American movie about Nature since Gerry… It’s not that nature’s red in tooth and claw; it just doesn’t care if you admire it. It’s also shockingly unsentimental about sheep: not the fuzzy, adorable baa-lambs of nursery rhymes, but dumb, obstinate creatures who can be a real pain. Part [...]

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Screenings 2010

January 6-20: Film Forum, New York, USA
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March 11-: Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, USA
March 12-19: Shattuck, Berkeley, USA
March 12-19: Opera Plaza/Lumiere, San Francisco, USA
March 26-April 2: Landmark Theater, Seattle, USA
March 26-April 2: Nuart, Los Angeles, USA
April 2-9: Kendall Square, Boston, USA
April 9-16: Detroit Film Theatre, USA
April 16-23: Edina, Minneapolis, USA
May 14-: [...]

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