Sweetgrass

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DOCUMENTARY AND THE SENSES-01Documentary and the Senses: Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Sweetgrass

  • 2009
  • Directed By: Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 101 Minutes
  1. Monday, February 15, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film Sweetgrass
Sweetgrass presents a riveting and poetic portrait of the American West just as one of its traditional ways of life dies out. Shot amidst the grandeur of Montana’s Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, the documentary follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into the breathtaking and often dangerous 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. (35mm Presentation) Due to unforeseen circumstances, documentary filmmaker Lucien Castaing-Taylor will not be attending screenings at Indiana University Cinema this February, as previously scheduled. We are working at this time to reschedule his visit for a future semester. Though we are disappointed that he will not be in attendance, we are excited to still be able to share his work with our audiences.