You’re Invited to a Special Screening of Sweetgrass

Please join the American Culture and Literature Department for a special screening of the documentary film Sweetgrass (2009) followed by a discussion with filmmaker Ilisa Barbash.

Sweetgrass offers both a sweeping panorama and intimate portrait of the vanishing way of life of Montana’s possibly last generation of sheep herders. Sensitively documenting the efforts of a small group of herders to drive their sheep into Montana’s Beartooth Mountains for summer pasture, Sweetgrass reveals a breathtakingly epic study of man in nature that is shaded by a mournful eulogy for the vanishing frontier that recalls the revisionist Westerns of the 1970s.

Directed by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor.

19 March 2024

In Person: 13:30, FB-309
Via Zoom: 19:00


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