Closing Night Film: BULL (1hr 48min)
Q&A w/ Director/Writer Annie Silverstein & Writer Johnny McAllister afterward
Sponsored by Mano Amiga & Center for the Study of the Southwest at TXST
BULL premiered at Cannes in 2019 & is written by Texas State University film studies director Johnny McAllister, alongside his wife Annie Silverstein who also directed. We appreciate Samuel Goldwyn Films for making this screening possible.
In BULL, teenage Kris trashes her neighbor's house in a fit of youthful defiance, seemingly destined to follow her mother's footsteps into the TX penitentiary. To make amends, she's forced to help Abe Turner -- an ex-bullrider scraping by on the Lone Star rodeo circuit -- with errands at home & at his work. Accompanying Abe, she discovers a passion for bull-riding. Kris studies the precarious sport, but wicked influences lure her back to delinquent ways, while Abe confronts the ache of aging out of the only life he's ever known. Together, the duo forge an unanticipated bond: together uncovering hope for a new future, before it's too late.