SWEETGRASS

SWEETGRASS

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Code: 5131
A film by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash

2009 / USA / 100 min / HD
English 5.1 / Not Rated



    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 film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed.


    Special Features

    · Transfer from HD source
    · Audio commentary by filmmakers Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash
    · Deleted scenes
    · Fan photo gallery
    · Theatrical trailer
    · Sweetgrass and the Future of Nonfiction Cinema, an essay by film critic Robert Koehler


    Film Reviews

    ON OVER THREE DOZEN 2010 BEST OF THE YEAR LISTS, including:
    The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The New Yorker, NPR, MSN, and more!

    "Magnificent...The first essential movie of this young year... A graceful and often moving meditation on a disappearing way of life."
    —Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

    "A one-of-a-kind experience."
    —Ronnie Scheib, Variety

    "Impressive. Bracing. Majestic."
    —Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

    "Gorgeous! Visually stunning."
    —Dana Stevens, Slate

    "A spectacular and visceral experience."
    —Ted Fry, Seattle Times

    "Breathtaking."
    —Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star-Tribune

    "Remarkable. Unexpectedly intoxicating."
    —Kenneth Turan, LA Times

    "Spectacular! Amazing images that will stick with you for a lifetime."
    —Andrew O'Hehir, Salon

    "Unforgettable. Fascinating."
    —Melissa Anderson, The Village Voice

    "Intensely beautiful. It could widen your soul."
    —Ty Burr, Boston Globe

    "I find the spectacle of hundreds of sheep descending a mountainside... more impressive than all the vistas of Avatar's Pandora."
    —Peter Keough, Boston Phoenix

    "Absolutely riveting! Who wants to see a 100-minute documentary about sheep? Five years ago, we'd have said the same thing about penguins."
    —Jim Ridley, Nashville Scene

    "Are sheep the new penguins? Visually spectacular...it's an experience you're not likely to forget."
    —James Verniere, Boston Herald
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