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Sunday, February 17 | 5 PM Next >>
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In anticipation of the release of Lucien Castaing-Taylor's and Véréna Paravel's (Foreign Parts) new documentary work Leviathan, Ciné Barbès is pleased to present a special screening of Sweetgrass.

An unsentimental elegy to the American West, Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. Magnificently photographed and unsparingly candid, Sweetgrass discovers a world of harsh beauty and arduous labor, where humans still work in rugged intimacy with nature.

A Cinema Guild release
A film by Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Ilisa Barbash
2009 // USA // 101 min


Read the fascinating New York Times profile of co-director Lucien Castaing-Taylor, founder of Harvard's Sensory Ethnography Lab.

"A really intimate, beautifully shot examination of the connection between man and beast."
-Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
New York Times Crtics pick

"Monumental. An anthropological work of art."
-Robert Koehler, Cinema Scope

"Sweetgrass might indeed be the very last Western... In preserving this special, lost American tradition, Barbash and Castaing-Taylor have made a lasting contribution to the canon."
-Michael Tully, Hammer to Nail       



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