Telluride Film Festival

September 8, 2021

Wavelength had a wonderful weekend celebrating the premiere of the film ‘Bitterbrush’ at the 2021 Telluride Film Festival. The film, directed by Emelie Mahdavian, casts a portrait of two young women who choose to work in an isolated and beautiful part of the American West. Out of mobile phone reception, and usually alone, they brave inclement weather and perilous work conditions as they ponder their futures as women in ranching.

‘Bitterbrush’ premiered on Thursday, September 2nd at 8:30pm with an additional screening on Saturday, September 4th at 7:45pm. The film’s final Telluride screening at 9am on Monday, September 6th followed with a Q&A from Emelie Mahdavian and Colie Moline.


‘Bitterbrush’ Review: Gorgeous Docu-Western Stunningly Captures Frontier Life for Two Female Cattle Herders

‘Bitterbrush’: Film Review | Telluride 2021 
The Hollywood Reporter

‘Bitterbrush’ Review: Two Modern-Day Cattlewomen Look at the Hard Lives They Chose

Who says Netflix movies are bad? Streamer packs a punch at Telluride Film Festival
Los Angeles Times

‘Bitterbrush’: Picturesque Doc Gallops Along Two Cowgirls Facing Crossroads [Telluride Review]
The Playlist

Telluride 2021 Review: Emelie Mahdavian’s “Bitterbrush” Looks for Home on the Range
The Moveable Fest