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SFA to screen 'horse whisperer' documentary 'Buck'

January 23, 2017 - Robbie Goodrich
SFA School of Art and Friends of the Visual Arts will screen "Buck," the documentary about acclaimed "horse whisperer" Buck Brannaman, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Cole Art Center.
NACOGDOCHES, Texas - The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Art and the Friends of the Visual Arts will present a free, one-night screening of "Buck" at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches.

"Buck" provides an overview of the life of acclaimed "horse whisperer" Buck Brannaman, who suffered from years of abuse as a child and became a noted expert in the interactions between horses and humans. Brannaman was the lead equine consultant for the Robert Redford film "The Horse Whisperer." His training philosophy is to communicate with horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.

This 2011 film directed by Cindy Meehl is the winner of numerous awards, including the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, the Warsaw International Film Festival and the Cinema Eye Honors, the Golden Eye Award at the Zurich Film Festival, Best Documentary Feature Film by the Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and Best Documentary at Crossroads Film Festival.

The film runs 88 minutes and is rated PG for thematic elements, mild language and an injury.

This screening is part of the School of Art's monthly Friday Film Series and is sponsored in part by William Arscott, Nacogdoches Film Festival, Karon Gillespie, Mike Mollot, David Kulhavy, Brad Maule, John and Kristen Heath, Galleria Z, Jill Carrington, Jean Stephens, Jim and Mary Neal, Richard Orton, Main Street Nacogdoches and Nacogdoches Junior Forum.

The Cole Art Center is located at 329 E. Main St. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.