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Country: United States
Year: 2010
Duration: 76'
Direction: Lee Anne Schmitt, Lee Lynch
Cinematographer: David Fenster, James Laxton, Lee Anne Schmitt
Editor: Lee Anne Schmitt
Production: Lee Anne Schmitt

Lee Lynch and Lee Anne Schmitt were filling up the tank in their car at the only petrol station that remains in Hanksville, a small town in the south of Utah, when they saw a buffalo head in the back of an abandoned van. One of the last free-roaming herds of American bison live in the Henry Mountains and the surrounding deserts in Utah. Every year, special licenses are issued to hunt the animals and help reduce the excess population. Lynch and Schmitt recorded hunting expeditions for five years. However, The Last Buffalo Hunt is not a documentary on buffalo hunt but a film of cowboys, history, and landscape. A tribute to one of the last natural paradises in America and a statement against its loss.

Lee Anne Schmitt, Lee Lynch

Lee Anne Schmitt. She studied at Northwestern University, in Evanston, and the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles, where she now teaches filmmaking (production, scriptwriting, and narrative) in the Film Directing Programme. A versatile multidisciplinary artist whose practice extends from film and performance to photography and writing, she creates evocative, deeply felt works that consider everyday elements of American life as cultural ritual. Exploring the juncture between fiction and reality, she is most at ease with essay films. 
The Last Buffalo Hunt (2010)
Cave (2009)
California Company Town (2008)
The Wash (2005)
Awake and Sing (2003)
Nightingale (2002)
Las Vegas (2000)
Lee Lynch. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles and the University of Southern California. He is a documentary maker, a conceptual artist, and a teacher at the Echo Park Film Center, a Los Angeles-based media arts centre. His films have screened at a lot of international film festivals. Before The Last Buffalo Hunt, he had worked with Lee Anne Schmitt in The Wash (2005).
The Urban Leprechaun (1998)
The Bee Hive (2000)
Ovid´s Pomona (2002)
The Wash (2005)
Transposition of the Great Vessels (2005)
The Tin Woodman´s Home Movie #2 (2009)
Bower´s Cave (2009)
The Last Buffalo Hunt (2010)
Murder of Hi Good (2011)
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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