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Sweetgrass

Sweetgrass This slyly transcendental documentary consists of long, mostly wordless takes of sheep, cowboys, and the divine Montana mountains they wander through...SweetgrassDocumentaryPT101MUnrated This slyly transcendental documentary consists of long, mostly wordless takes of sheep, cowboys, and the divine Montana mountains they wander through...2010-01-21
Sweetgrass | COWBOY UP A shepherd with his flock in Sweetgrass

COWBOY UP A shepherd with his flock in Sweetgrass

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Sweetgrass

Genre: Documentary; Director: Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): 101; MPAA Rating: Unrated

This slyly transcendental documentary consists of long, mostly wordless takes of sheep, cowboys, and the divine Montana mountains they wander through for 200 miles. Sweetgrass is austere enough to make Frederick Wiseman’s films look like Jersey Shore episodes, yet it has its own suspense: It’s there in the movements of the flock, seen at a God’s-eye distance, and in the cranky grace of the cowboys, one of whom is such a cusser he could make Sarah Silverman blush. B

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