A FILM BY CINDY MEEHL
Guest Speaker: MARIE POSTIGLIONE-DUPELL
The October 7th Special Opening Night Screening of BUCK is presented with thanks to Marie Postiglione-Dupell, PATH International Instructor, Founder and CEO of Medicine Horse, and Susan Waters and Homeward Bound Adirondacks “Bringing Warriors and Families All the Way Home.” Postiglione-Dupell will introduce both the 7 PM and 930 PM showings of BUCK on October 7th, and host a discussion following the 7 PM showing about equine therapy and programs. The audience will be welcome to share their own horsemanship stories.
ABOUT THE FILM:
BUCK is the winner of the U.S. DOCUMENTARY AUDIENCE AWARD at the 2011 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL that Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times calls “Irresistible.” It is 88 minutes long.
“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 is a richly textured and visually stunning film, following Buck 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.
Come see BUCK at the Palace Theatre for its Special Opening Night. Tickets are $7 and on sale in advance by visiting brownpapertickets.com. BUCK will continue to show until October 13th, with tickets available at the Palace Theatre box office. (MAP TO PALACE THEATRE)
The LAKE PLACID FILM FORUM would like to thank:
PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship), a world-wide organization ensuring excellence and changing lives through equine-assisted activities and therapies. http://www.pathintl.org/
Susan Waters and HOMEWARD BOUND ADIRONDACKS
Bringing Warriors and Families All the Way Home