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A master horseman, Buck Brannaman was the inspiration for “The Horse Whisperer.” This deeply personal film reveals his troubled childhood and his ability to transform horses, and people with his understanding, compassion and respect. A textured and visually stunning film, BUCK is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.
After the film, we will speak with Dr. Dirk Vanderwall, an Associate Professor and Interim Head of the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences and Interim Associate Dean of the School of Veterinary Medicine at Utah State University. He joined Utah State University in 2012 where he is involved in teaching, research, and service activities in large animal reproduction.
Winner - Audience Award for Best Documentary – 2011 Sundance Film Festival
Shortlisted for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Documentary
Science Movie Night is presented by the Natural History Museum of Utah in partnership with the Utah Film Center.
We thank the Salt Lake City Public Library, our presenting sponsor.
This event is free and open to the public.