The documentary Buck about the life and work of Buck Brannaman now has a new trailer that debuted yesterday. It is longer and more put together than the first one, which is still available for viewing on the film’s website. There is also a new poster, but I am partial to the look of the first one. The film is being released by Sundance Selects on June 17, 2011. Buck was my favorite film at SXSW 2011. My review of the film and my interview with Buck Brannaman and director Cindy Meehl are also posted to Lost in Reviews. I cannot wait to see this film again when it hits the theatres.
Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and 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 for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems. BUCK 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 his 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.