“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, 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 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.
Free, bring a picnic
|USA / 88 min / Rated PG
|Buck Brannaman, horse gentler
I was inspired to make a film because I felt it was the best way to introduce this charismatic cowboy to the general public and not just horse people.” It was a huge leap of faith, as I had never made a film before. However, I have always loved John Burroughs’s saying, Leap, and the net will appear.” It did.