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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Unique review of BUCK by Kosher Movies

When I was about ten years old, my father surprised me by taking me to a veterinarian’s office to pick up a dog. It was a “mutt,” a mixed breed, part collie and part something else. The visit was one of my “wow” moments growing up. I named the dog Shep, and we became fast friends. He would sleep at the foot of my bed, chew at the bedpost, and wake me up every morning with a happy look. My father taught the dog to go the newsstand a block away and to bring home the paper in its mouth. I thought that was really cool. When my day did not go well, Shep was always there to cheer me up. He was my dependable friend. But, like many kids, I was not diligent about walking the dog and taking care of all the stuff that goes with caring for a pet. Eventually my mother gave the dog away, and I spent that fateful day crying over my lost Shep.

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The horse whisperer’s spiritual healing

By   Joseph Fahim/ Daily News Egypt

A strong vibe of comfort, of serenity and reassurance, radiates from its frames. The fascinating, elusive subject matter of the documentary, the vast picturesque green vistas of the southern grazing lands captured so lovingly, so reverently, by the poised, perceptive lens, and the patient narrative that is thoughtful and romantic in parts yet alarmingly realistic in others render “Buck” a quintessentially American film devoid of the many trappings of American films.


Buck Yes They Did It! Interview

Interview with Buck Brannaman for Yes-They-Did-It !
February 2012. Rose Bowl Riders, Pasadena, California.

Buck at the Rose Bowl Clinic

Horse whisperer Buck Brannaman draws a crowd at Pasadena Rose Bowl

Paulick Report

About 200 people paid $25 a head to watch horse whisperer Dan “Buck” Brannaman display his unique horse training methods at the Pasadena Rose Bowl equestrian facility on Friday. It was the first day of a four-day clinic in which Brannaman is guiding 25 students, who each paid $600, through the basics of getting to know their horses. Read complete article >



‘BUCK’ teaches hard-learned lessons

Jana J. Monji

Straight from the school of hard-knocks, comes Buck Brannaman. As the youngest son of “Ace” and Carol Brannaman, he first came to national attention as a shy boy, who, with his older brother, had a talent for rope tricks. They were on national cereal commercials, but you might know Buck best as the horse whisperer–the man who inspired a book and later worked with Robert Redford on the movie by the same name, “The Horse Whisperer.” Director Cindy Meehl’s “Buck” is a picturesque documentary that tells a hopeful story about redemption through hard work and humility.  Read complete article > 


2 BUCK reviews

February 18, 2012

Rein and shine


An abusive childhood is behind one man’s crusade for kindness, writes PAUL BYRNES.

Buck Brannaman is the cowboy who inspired The Horse Whisperer, the best-selling novel by English writer Nicholas Evans. Robert Redford based some of his performance as Tom Booker in the movie on his observation of Brannaman’s style, although Redford’s reaction on meeting him was that the guy was a fake. ”He looks like he’s got a costume on,” Redford said.

The real horse whisperer

Canberra Times

A new documentary tells the transformative story of a man who helps horses with people problems, Philip O’Brien writes

‘Often instead of helping people with horse problems, I’m helping horses with people problems.” Dan ”Buck” Brannaman is a 50-year-old American horse trainer from Sheridan, Wyoming. He spends nine months of the year on the road, conducting clinics which teach people to communicate with their horses through empathy rather than intimidation. He was one of several people who inspired the book and film The Horse Whisperer.

Movie Juice: MJ News Ep 306 interview with Renee Brack

Buck’s video interview starts with the trailer at 17:31 and continues through to 21:10.

We especially like when Buck says  “Something I learned that I didn’t expect… doesn’t matter where you live – things that touch you in a spiritual way – we’re all the same”.


Buck Review in Australia’s theage.com

Buck is about so much more than horses, writes JIM SCHEMBRI

Softly spoken horse trainer Buck Brannaman is the quietly compelling subject of this lyrical, visually beautiful documentary by Cindy Meehl. She spent more than two years following Buck and capturing what goes on his “clinics”, which are as much about training people as they are about horses. Buck is big on seeing animals as reflections of the people who own them, so his attention is often on issues of earning respect and authority through firmness rather than demanding obedience through harshness. His background as an abused child provides a powerful insight into his strength of character and the love he has for the foster mother who helped save him. The extraordinary sequence with the crazy horse illustrates Buck’s belief that animal behaviour tends to reflect the humans who own them.

The Non-Fiction Section talks Oscar

No More Popcorn
February 15, 2012

Buck: “Buck” actually made the academy’s shortlist, and I was a little shocked to see it didn’t make the nominations, since it’s a total crowd-pleaser in the mold of “Man on Wire.” It’s the kind of film that would make even the least enthusiastic audience member want to check out more films like it. “Buck” is about Buck Brannaman, an acclaimed “Horse Whisperer” (he was the real-life basis for Robert Redford’s character in the 1998 movie). A victim of abuse as a child, Brannaman uses his experience to relate to difficult horses, who are often victims themselves. Director Cindy Meehl brings audiences along with Brannaman in the field as he trains horses, consults with owners, and more often than not offers therapy to animal and owner alike. One of the highlights of last year’s True/False Festival was having Brannaman on site. He was a great guy to be around, and came off exactly the way Meehl portrays him in the film.

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What the horse whisperer can teach humans

Michael Bodey The Australian  2/15/2012


BUCK Brannaman is your typical Hollywood cowboy: he’s unflappable, speaks deliberately and wears his wide-brimmed hat with formal aplomb.

He is typical in appearance anyway. Brannaman, the subject of an affecting new documentary, is a reluctant star.

“I’m not delusional about this,” he notes while promoting the film, Buck, in Melbourne.

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