A Quiet & Powerful Glimpse of Life on the Range Woodstock Vermont Film Series: Bitterbrush Screening Jan 21 & 22
Connection to the land, comfortable silence, and an intimate portrayal of women range riders rounding up cattle against the dramatic vistas of endless skies and rolling hills in remote Idaho. The Woodstock Vermont Film Series will present Bitterbrush with showings on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 at 3:00PM.
This spare and quiet documentary directed by Emelie Mahdavian, conjures powerful emotion and a rare glimpse into the life of two cattlewomen. A portrait of friendship, life transitions, and hard work, Hollyn Patterson, and Colie Moline spend the season herding cattle off the mountain range in the isolated and beautiful landscape of the American West.
The showings will be followed by a recorded Q&A between Emmy and Academy Award nominated producer of Bitterbrush, Su Kim, and the film series curator, Jay Craven.
“Magnificent. A picturesque documentary that embraces the sweeping tradition of the western genre.” Tomris Laffly, Variety
The Woodstock Vermont Film Series will screen documentary films weekly on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00PM in the Billings Farm & Museum Visitor Center Theater through February 19. Tickets are $15 for all regular screenings, and $12 for Billings Farm & Museum members. A Music, Film & Food Soiree will close out the season on February 18, featuring New Orleans-style cuisine, drinks by Vermont Spirits and live music following the screening of Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story. For film listings, tickets, and more information, visit billingsfarm.org/filmseries or call 802-457-5303.
About the Woodstock Vermont Film Series
The 2022-23 Woodstock Vermont Film Series will take viewers on a journey from Japan to remote Idaho, with stops in New York, New Orleans, and home to Vermont. Storytelling is at the heart of the Billings Farm & Museum mission. The Film Series, produced by Billings Farm & Museum, is dedicated to sharing place-based stories of people near and far, engaging audiences, and inspiring conversations that increase connections with each other and the world.
The Woodstock Vermont Film Series is curated and directed by award-winning filmmaker Jay Craven, produced by the Billings Farm & Museum, with generous support from local sponsors. We gratefully acknowledge the Film Series season underwriter Mad Old Nut, and lead sponsors Farmhouse Pottery, Woodstock Inn & Resort, and Ellaway Property Management.