Buck resonates with students in Colombia

Featuring Sofia Santana, Associate Professor
07/27/2012 | Sundance FilmForward

Cindy Meehl on BUCK at Film Forward, Imperial Valley, CA

BUCK Goes to the Imperial Valley and Mexicali

Posted by Cindy Meehl, director, BUCK on May 09, 2012 at 05:05 pm.

Cindy Meehl speaks to students at Clexico High School. Photo by Jennifer Prediger.

The Imperial Valley in California is a unique border location that I had never heard of before I went with FILM FORWARD and my film BUCK. It was an experience I will never forget. I had been told to prepare for HOT weather, but upon arriving, I was pleasantly surprised to find a dry warm breeze that felt wonderful after leaving the damp chill of Connecticut. The Imperial Valley has a desert climate that can get cool and breezy in the evenings, but climb to over 100° during the day! Read complete article >

Sundance Institute Announces Film Forward

April 19, 2012 Press Release

Dialogue, a program that promotes cultural dialogue through independent documentary and narrative film, will travel to Imperial Valley and Mexicali from April 30 through May 4. The Imperial County Film Commission and Mexicali Rose Media/Arts Center will present the FILM FORWARD program, which includes 10 films, filmmaker appearances and workshops, at multiple cities in the Imperial Valley including Calexico, Brawley, El Centro and Ocotillo in the U.S. and Mexicali in Mexico. All FILM FORWARD screenings are free of charge and open to the public.

Filmmakers Rachel Perkins (Bran Nue Dae) and Cindy Meehl (Buck) will be in attendance to participate in Q&As, discussions, workshops and meet-and-greet events with local communities at multiple destinations throughout Imperial Valley and in Mexicali. Sundance Institute’s Meredith Lavitt, Associate Director, FILM FORWARD; and Jacqueline Carlson, Manager, FILM FORWARD will also be in attendance.

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BUCK Screening in India


BUCK is screening in India as part of Sundance’s Film Forward

March 16, 9am-4pm
March 17 11 am

Pelicula Auditorium, Whistling Woods International, Film City Rd, Goregaon (East), Mumbai-400065, Maharashtra, India

Whistling Woods International

Founded by one of the India’s leading filmmakers – Subhash Ghai and is promoted by Mukta Arts Limited & Filmcity Mumbai. Whistling Woods International(WWI) is Asia’s largest Film, Television, Animation and Media Arts institute, providing world-class education in all technical and creative aspects of filmmaking and television.

Whistling Woods has also been rated amongst the top 10 film schools in the world by ‘The Hollywood Reporter’. WWI was the youngest school to be featured in that list.

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Film Forward showing BUCK in China

Buck Brannaman and Andrea Meditch

March 13-22, 2012

Andrea Meditch, Creative Consultant, and award winning documentary film producer and creative adviser for media companies, will be going to China to show BUCK to Chinese film makers as part of the FILM FORWARD program.

FILM FORWARD is a cultural exchange program designed to enhance cross-cultural understanding, collaboration and dialogue around the globe by engaging audiences through the exhibition of film and conversation with filmmakers. FILM FORWARD is an initiative of Sundance Institute and The President’s committee on the Arts and the Humanities, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.