February 19, 2010Planting Trees in Africa - Taking Root and Pumzi
February 20, 2010The Vanishing American West - Sweetgrass
February 21, 2010Suncoast Nature - Wild Orchid Man and The Phosphate Dilemma
February 22, 2010Under the Sea - A View from Below
February 23, 2010Urban and Suburban Community Gardens - The Nature of Cities, Beyond Organic and Homegrown Revolution
February 24, 2010Turning Trash into Cash in Cairo - Garbage Dreams and Eco Shorts
February 25, 2010Global Overfishing - End of the Line
February 26, 2010Man on the Moon - Moon
February 27, 2010Revisiting the Western -The Only Good Indian
The Vanishing American West - Sweetgrass
When: Saturday, February 20, 2010, 7 pm
Directors: Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (English, 101 mins., 35mm, 2009)
An ethnographic study of a vanishing way of life, Sweetgrass follows some of the last modern-day cowboys as they herd sheep into the beautiful Absaroka-Beartooth mountains. Co-director Ilisa Barbash will be here to introduce the film.
"Magnificent... Wonderful... The first essential movie of this young year... Astonishingly beautiful... Nature overwhelms the screen and even minds..." MANOHLA DARGIS - THE NEW YORK TIMES
Ilisa Barbash is Associate Curator of Visual Anthropology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University. Her film works (all co-directed with Lucien Taylor) include Made in U.S.A. (1990), a film about sweatshops and child labor in the Los Angeles garment industry, and In and Out of Africa (1992), a video about authenticity, taste, and racial politics in the transnational African art market. With Lucian Taylor, she is author of The Cinema of Robert Gardner.