Award Winning Film “Buck” in Floyd on Saturday, Feb 11

SustainFloyd: Treat Your Valentine this Saturday to a Movie about Patience and Respect

Valentines Chocolates Offered at Screening of “Buck” on February 11th at the Floyd Country Store

Floyd, Virginia – Amid an array of chocolate horseshoes and other candies for Valentines, SustainFloyd ( will screen the acclaimed documentary, “Buck,” about Buck Brannaman, the original horse whisperer, this Saturday, February 11th at 7 p.m. at the Floyd Country Store. The Floyd County Humane Society and French Family Dentistry will sponsor the event. “Buck,” a movie about patience and respect towards humans and animals, has won numerous awards at film festivals nationwide, including the coveted Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival for Best Documentary of 2011.

All are invited to this community screening, the latest documentary in SustainFloyd’s popular 2012 Winter Film Series. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Arrive early to get a good seat. Special Valentine treats of chocolate horseshoes, hot lips and other candies will be available for donations, as well as fresh popcorn, hot cider, coffee and tea. Admission is $5.

A distinguished panel will take questions after the film. Speakers will include veterinarian Dr. Anna Simms, representing the Floyd County Humane Society; Equine Professional Tanya Hobbs of Coldspring Farm in Floyd County; and Anne M. Pendrak of Alum Ridge Welsh Ponies and Crossbreds in Floyd County.

“Buck” tells the story of Buck Brannaman, a true American cowboy, from a difficult childhood to his phenomenally successful approach to horses. Brannaman was the inspiration for Robert Redford’s 1998 film, “The Horse Whisperer,” and Redford makes an appearance in this documentary. A visually stunning film, “Buck” has fascinated audiences who have watched Brannaman’s near magical abilities as he dramatically transforms horses and people.

Those who have enjoyed the 2012 SF Winter Film Series won’t have to wait long for the next film. SustainFloyd will show “Forks Over Knives,” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, February 25th at the Floyd Country Store. “Forks Over Knives” explores the link between diet and health.

Created in 2009, SustainFloyd is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that assists the community of Floyd County, Virginia in sustainable, local growth. To learn more about SustainFloyd and its mission, go to

What: SustainFloyd to Screen “Buck”
When: Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Floyd Country Store, 206 South Locust Street, Floyd, VA
Who: Everyone is invited! $5 Admission

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