Courtesy of Grasshopper Film



MoMI is pleased to partner with Grasshopper Film to bring Sweetgrass directly to Museum members and patrons to view from home. To support the Museum, please use the link below to watch the film.

View Sweetgrass from home using this link. (Tickets: $12 / $10 members). A portion of ticket sales benefits the Museum and its staff.

Dirs. Ilisa Barbash, Lucien Castaing-Taylor. 2009, 101 mins. New digital restoration. An unsentimental elegy to the American West, Sweetgrass follows the last modern-day cowboys to lead their flocks of sheep up into Montana’s breathtaking and often dangerous Absaroka-Beartooth mountains for summer pasture. This astonishingly beautiful yet unsparing film reveals a world in which nature and culture, animals and humans, vulnerability and violence are all intimately meshed. A Grasshopper Film release.

“In ‘Sweetgrass,’ a graceful and often moving meditation on a disappearing way of life, there is little here that is objective and much that is magnificent.”The New York Times