LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR & ILISA BARBASH | USA 2009, 101m | 1:00PM, SATURDAY 29 JULY
Castaing-Taylor has an extraordinary eye: he takes you right into the center of the herd so it almost feels as if you’re jostling alongside the animals as they rush for food or surge up a ravine.
– Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
With little dialogue and no direct interviews, this understated yet visually compelling documentary follows modern-day cowboys as they lead their flocks of sheep to summer pastures up the dramatic mountainous terrain of Montana. Produced by Harvard University’s Sensory Ethnography Lab, it was made by filmmakers and anthropologists Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, and is an elegy to a dying way of life in the American West that is enmeshed with animal and nature. Now newly restored.
Courtesy of Arreton Ton Cinema
Co-Presented with the Australian Cinémathèque.
This is a free screening taking place at the Australian Cinémathèque, GoMA, as part of the retrospective Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel: Flesh of the World.