A film of startling craftsmanship and design, "Bury Me in Redwood Country" is destined to go places--its assured cinematography, accomplished sound design, and methodical pacing suggest comparisons to films like "Rivers & Tides." The story of the Redwood tree is a meditation on extremes: Its genus evolved hundreds of millions of years ago in Antarctica and persisted through the coming and going of the dinosaurs.
Many still alive today are older than Christ. It is the tallest and largest tree on the planet, the scaffolding of complex ecosystems, and it is the most valuable timber known to man. A meditative yet thrilling film that lets the trees, and a few select aficionados, tell their own story.