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"Buck"U.S. Documentary competition***Horse trainer Buck Brannaman is an American original, and director Cindy Meehl captures Brannaman's philosophy of gentle horse training by catching him at work on one of his many horse clinics. The movie delves into Brannaman's childhood horrors, his bond with his horse-savvy daughter Reata, and how he consulted author Nicholas Evans and director Robert Redford for the book and movie of "The Horse Whisperer." Watching Brannaman deal with a dangerous horse, and chastising the owner who mistreated him, drives home Brannaman's belief in the bond between people and horses.
"Buck" screens again at: Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. at the Redstone Cinema 7, Park City; and Saturday, Jan. 29, at 3 p.m. at the Temple Theatre, Park City.
- Sean P. Means