Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Montana Sheep Herding Movie, "Sweetgrass"

Yet another recent movie, besides "The Cove" and "Precious," has Boulder roots. This one is "Sweetgrass." This is classified as a documentary and the Denver Post gives it 3.5/4 stars:
Married filmmakers Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor were living in Boulder in 2001 when they drove up into the Absaroka-Beartooth mountain range to document one of the Allested ranch's final drives. (The couple has since relocated to Boston, where they work and teach at Harvard.) The Allesteds, a Norwegian-American family that has had a permit to graze their stock on federal land for generations, were winding down their operations, one more independent ranching clan pushed out by modern Big Agro.
For more reviews, go here. I'm pretty picky about movies that make my wish list, but this one's on my list to see.