Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor
NEW DIGITAL RESTORATION. 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.
“Visually stunning. A riveting documentary… filled with more breathtaking shots than you can count. It’s pure poetry.”
– Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post
“Intensely beautiful. It could widen your soul.”
– Ty Burr, Boston Globe
“Magnificent. A graceful and often moving meditation on a disappearing way of life. Astonishingly beautiful.”
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times