SWEETGRASS (France / United Kingdom / USA, 2009, 105 min.)
An unsentimental elegy to the American West, Sweetgrass follows the last sheepherders to trail their flocks up into Montana’s Beartooth Mountains for summer pasture. Without commentary, this astonishingly beautiful yet unsparing film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, climate and landscape, vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed. Directed by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor.
$10 General Admission; $8.50 AFI Members; $9 Seniors (65+), Students (with valid ID), and Military; $6 Children (12 and under). Tickets may be purchased at the box office (opens 30 minutes before the film) or online at www.afi.com/silver.