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  • year. 2009
  • country. US
  • run-time. 101 mins
  • rating. E

£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)

Doors 7:00PM

Film 7:30PM

A visually astonishing yet unsentimental tribute to the American West, Sweetgrass follows cowboys leading huge flocks of sheep up into Montana’s beautiful Absaroka‐Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. Awe-inspiring but unsparing, Sweetgrass reveals a world where animals and humans, nature and culture, vulnerability and violence are constantly jostling for pole position.

Part of the Lie of the Land season of modern farming documentaries. Also showing: The Lie of the Land, Dying Breed + Director Q&A

Beautiful and hypnotic… the ecstasy is ours
— The Guardian
An understatedly lyrical record of the dying world of the herders and the disappearance of the old West – the curtailment of a particular relationship between humans and the natural world will no doubt resonate widely
— Sight & Sound
Tenaciously observed and quietly absorbing… a powerful testimonial to a fading way of life
— Daily Telegraph
A movie you should flock to
— Daily Mirror