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