Pure Grit Movie Poster


Pure Grit (2021) - Documentary Screening

Saturday, March 16, 2024, 1:30 p.m.

The Autry Theater

Free for Autry Members | Museum Admission Included With Ticket
Reservations Recommended | Space is Limited


Join us for an exhilarating and deeply affecting film about life, young love and the challenges of growing up queer on the harsh but magnificent Wind River reservation in Wyoming.

Filmed over three years, Pure Grit chronicles the life of Sharmaine Weed, a Native American bareback horse racing champion as she navigates the highs and lows of life on and off the reservation.

Sharmaine has faced more than her share of troubles—but her love of extreme bareback horse racing has sustained her throughout. An undefeated champion until she’s forced to give up racing to care for her sister after a terrible accident, Sharmaine finds solace and support in her burgeoning relationship with Savannah, a city girl who moves to the rez to help her care for her family.

But the path we choose doesn’t always take us where we want to go…as Sharmaine and Savannah soon discover.

Directed by Kim Bartley  

PURE GRIT (Trailer)

Screening of Pure Grit supported in part by funding provided by the State of California, administered by the California State Library

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