Close Up: Bitterbrush w/ dir. Emilie Mahdavian in person.

Trailer Review CLOSE UP Tickets - Orpheum


Post-screening Q&A w/ director Emilie Mahdavian.
Sunday, June 18

Emelie Mahdavian follows two quietly determined professionals as they begin a season of work: They prepare their saddles, pack their lunches and, hopping on their horses—their genius and utterly dependable dogs at their side—travel into mountainous country to round up cattle that have spent the season in the wild. A documentary that feels a bit like a John Ford movie, this gorgeous tale reminds us that the ranching in the spectacular American West is often women’s work. (U.S., 2021, 90m)

“Spare, affecting, and powerfully humane work … packs a surprisingly powerful emotional punch.”—