"Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes you will." - Buck Brannaman “A lot of times, rather than helping people with horse problems, I’m helping horses with people problems.” 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 living legend Buck Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenal success as a real life Horse Whisperer. For this true cowboy, horses are a mirror of the human soul. Reared by an abusive father, Buck eschews violence. By teaching people to communicate with horses through instinct, not punishment, he frees the spirit of the horse and its human comrade. Crisscrossing the world with Zen-like wisdom, Buck promulgates grace in the bond between man and horse. The animal-human relationship becomes a perfect metaphor for meeting the challenges of daily life, whether they consist of raising kids, running a business, or finding your flow with a dance partner. Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses - and people - with his understanding, compassion and respect. Full of sage wisdom and wit, he reminds us “You allow a horse to make mistakes. The horse will learn from mistakes no different than the human. But you can’t get him to where he dreads making mistakes for fear of what’s gonna happen after he does.” What is extraordinary about Buck Brannaman, the man, leaps off the screen in this strikingly cinematic film by first-time director Cindy Meehl. Part guru, part psychologist, the adult Buck, who was once a beaten kid, has now beaten the odds. Buck Brannaman can transform your troubled horse. Buck the movie will transform your soul. A truly American story about an unsung hero, BUCK is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds. BUCK will open in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on June 17th followed by a national roll-out.
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