Buck

by mattdentler
June 13, 2011 1:14 AM
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On Tuesday night, Sundance Selects hosted a screening and party for the acclaimed new documentary Buck. Winner of an audience award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, I had been dying to see the film upon hearing so many great things at Sundance and subsequent festival stops. "How could a documentary about a horse trainer be all that interesting or entertaining?" was my cynical thought. Thankfully, my cynicisim was proven wrong, and the documentary is an emotionally powerful and charming look at a really good guy. Buck Brannaman has had brushes with celebrity throughout his life (appearances on TV shows as a kid, loose inspiration for the Robert Redford film The Horse Whisperer) but it's clear that he's never achieved the true connection with audiences, like he does through this film. Try to see Buck this summer, as it rolls out to arthouses nationwide. Here's the trailer:


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