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Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2011
An estimated 500 attendees spread blankets and picnics on the lush polo green last Thursday, 7/14 to take in a spectacular sunset and full moon rise for the opening act, before the balmy & calm night gave way to a spectacular film screening of 'Buck!', presented by newportFILM.
A colossal 30' inflated screen and state-of-the-art audio system provided by Rule Boston Camera allowed attendees to spread far and wide across the polo field with plenty of room for all.
Sterling reviews and well-edited trailers lived up to all expectations as the poignant and heart-warming documentary about Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback who travels the country for 9 months a year helping horses with people problems' evoked laughter and tears.
“It keeps you fascinated, even enthralled; elicits astonishment, even wonderment, and makes you grateful for the chance to meet someone remarkable.” Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
“Extraordinary....an exceptional slice of Americana about the kind of unsung hero that America loves to love” Betsy Sharkey, The Los Angeles Times
"Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will." So says Buck Brannaman, the inspiration behind Robert Redford's The Horse Whisperer and a true American cowboy who travels the country for nine grueling months a year helping horses with people problems. Buck, a richly textured and visually stunning film, follows Brannaman from his abusive childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. A real life "horse-whisperer", he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment. A truly American story about an unsung hero, Buck is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds. Checkwww.newportfilm.com for more exciting Summer Series events and screenings.
Complimentary samples of ice cream, lemonade, popcorn were also well received.