Friday, June 17 - Thursday, June 23, 2022

For open-captioned screenings of BITTERBRUSH, with dialogue and sounds displayed on screen, see here.

Q&A with director Emelie Mahdavian following the 7:25pm show on Friday moderated by Nanfu Wang and on Saturday moderated by Carol Dysinger!

Emelie Mahdavian’s sweeping documentary BITTERBRUSH follows Hollyn Patterson and Colie Moline, range riders who are spending their last summer herding cattle in remote Idaho. Totally off the grid with only their dogs as companions, Hollyn and Colie brave inclement weather and perilous work conditions while pondering their futures. A portrait of friendship, life transitions, and the work of two skilled young women in the isolated and beautiful landscape of the American West, BITTERBRUSH is an intimate portrayal of a way of life rarely seen on film.

  • Running Time 91 minutes
  • Distributor Magnolia
  • Director Emelie Mahdavian
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil, Descriptive Audio, Closed Captioning

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