Sweetgrass

Director: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Ilisa Barbash
Total Running Time: 101 minutes
Release Date: 2009
Website: http://sweetgrassthemovie.com/
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Synopsis
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. (Sweetgrass website)

Awards
Independent Spirit Award, Best Documentary Nomination, 2011
Independent Spirit Award, Truer than Fiction Nomination, 2011
International Documentary Association, Best Feature Nomination 2010
Gotham Awards, Best Documentary Nomination 2010
Der Tagesspiegel 2009 ‘Top’ Film of Berlinale
Cinema Eye Award Nomination, 2011
New York Times, Critics’ Pick 2010
Washington Post, Critics’ Pick 2010
New Yorker, Movies’ Pick 2010
Village Voice, Film Pick 2010

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About The Filmmaker

Barbash and Castaing-Taylor’s work seeks to conjugate the ambiguity and provocations of art with a documentary attachment to the immediate flux of lived experience... Read more ›

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