September 23, 2011 – September 24, 2011
2011 Sundance Film Festival – U.S. Documentary Audience Award
2011 Full Frame Doc Film Festival, Durham, N.C. – Audience Award
2011 Crossroads Film Festival, Madison, Mississippi – Best Documentary Award
2011 Seattle International Film Festival – Official Selection
2011 Provincetown (Mass.) International Film Fest – HBO Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
2011 Nantucket Film Festival – Official Selection / Best of Fest
2011 HotDOCS Film Festival, Toronto – Top Ten Audience Favorite
“Your horse is a mirror to your soul. Sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will.” So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country helping horses with people problems.
Buck, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real-life “horse whisperer,” he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.
Buck possesses near-magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses – and people – with understanding, compassion and respect. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life. A truly American story about an unsung hero, Buck is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.
View trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IShjmWYuHZ0
Friday, September 23 Noon and 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 24 8:00 pm