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FLIKS is back at the Capitol Theatre with Buck

Nelson Daily Editor
By Nelson Daily Editor
December 11th, 2011

FLIKS is back at the Capitol Theatre with its’ eclectic, independent, and often hard to find films.

Entering its eight season of Wednesday night Indie film fare — and to confuse everyone — the first screening is on a Monday (Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m.) and features the Sundance Film Festival award winning Buck – the story of horse wizard Buck Brannaman.

Winning rave reviews and selling out across North America, the enthralling Buck isn’t just for horse nuts.

“Your horse is a mirror to your soul, and sometimes you may not like what you see. Sometimes, you will.”

So says Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy and sage on horseback 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 their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.

Buck possesses near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses – and people – with his understanding, compassion and respect. In this film, the animal-human relationship becomes a metaphor for facing the daily challenges of life.

A truly American story about an unsung hero, Buck is about an ordinary man who has made an extraordinary life despite tremendous odds.

FLIKS also screens Buck in Nakusp on Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Bonnington Arts Centre.

Run time 86 minutes, rated PG. Tickets are $10 for non members and $8.50 for FLIKS members.

Memberships are $5 and last a full year.

  • For more information, to view the trailer, and to learn about the rest of the FLIKS season, please go to  or email

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