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“Overall, this was a strong year for the NYFF. Among the bona fide stand-outs was Sweetgrass, an indelible documentary on Montana sheepherders by Ilisa Barbach and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. Made over the course of several years and culled from 200 hours of material, Sweetgrass manages to both de-mystify iconic American West landscapes and to make them seem completely new. Giving equal importance to sound and image, the directors set a new standard for observational documentaries.”

Bucking The Tide: The 2009 New York Film Festival
November 2009

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