Ilisa Barbash & Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2009
Nonfiction filmmaking holds a strong appeal for many committed directors and producers. This ongoing series lets you sample wide-ranging approaches to the contemporary documentary.
Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.
“Monumental. An anthropological work of art.”—Cinema Scope
One of the discoveries of the 2009 New York Film Festival, this unforgettable documentary follows modern cowboys as they drive thousands of sheep through Montana’s Beartooth Mountains on their way to market. The romance of the scenario and setting quickly gives way to the difficult demands of the task at hand. Amid the overwhelming beauty and arduousness, the film shares the sheepherders’ sharp sense of humor and poignant humanity. (101 mins., 35mm)
$7 students (tickets required)
SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR FILM/VIDEO
Rohauer Collection Foundation
American Airlines/American Eagle
GENERAL SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER
Greater Columbus Arts Council
Ohio Arts Council