“Magnificent… Wonderful… The first essential movie of this young year… Astonishingly beautiful… Nature overwhelms the screen and even minds…” THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Impressive. Bracing. Majestic. The list of things you won’t get from Sweetgrass is almost as impressive as the film itself.” THE NEW YORKER
“Monumental… An anthropological work of art.” CINEMA SCOPE
“Awe-inspiring… Hilariously weird.” VILLAGE VOICE
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.
Directed by LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR, LISA BARBASH
Duration: 101 mins