Sweetgrass Poster

An unsentimental elegy to the American West, “Sweetgrass” follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana’s breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. This astonishingly beautiful yet unsparing film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed.    

Produced by Ilisa Barbash
Recorded by Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Sound Editing and Mix / Ernst Karel
Colorist / Patrick Lindemaier
101 min, 35mm, 2009
"A really intimate, beautifully shot examination
of the connection between man and beast..."

—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

"A one-of-a-kind experience.
At once epic-scale and earthbound"

—Ronnie Scheib, Variety

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