Texas Focus: Bull

Streams Daily February 8 – 12, 2021
Q&A February 11, 2021 at 7:30pm

Enjoy access to a virtual film screening of Annie Silverstein’s film, Bull. Then connect with the Bullock Museum for a LIVE conversation about the film on Thursday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.

In a near-abandoned subdivision west of Houston, a wayward teen runs headlong into her equally willful and unforgiving neighbor, an aging bullfighter who’s seen his best days in the arena; it’s a collision that will change them both.

A virtual screening ticket will give you access to view the film for 72 hours between February 8 – February 12 and an advance purchase on or before Thursday, February 11 before 7:30 p.m. (CST) will grant you exclusive access to the LIVE chat.

The film centers around 14-year-old Kris (Amber Havard), who, after trashing her neighbor’s house in a fit of youthful defiance, seems destined to follow in her mother’s footsteps to the state penitentiary. To make amends, she is forced to help Abe Turner (Rob Morgan), an ex-bull rider scraping by on the Texas rodeo circuit, with errands at home and at his work. While traveling with Abe, she discovers a passion for bull riding. Yet, as Kris sets out to learn the dangerous sport, bad influences lure her back into delinquent ways. Meanwhile, Abe struggles with the aches and pains of growing older and aging out of the only life he has ever known. Together, Kris and Abe forge an unexpected connection, helping each other see new possibilities and hope for the future before it’s too late.

A cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative, the Museum’s Texas Focus Film Series highlights stories by, for, and about Texans. As a SXSW Film Festival retrospective, this season’s selections highlight stories of unique individuals and their relationship with society.

We will be joined in conversation on February 11 at 7:30 p.m. (CST) by Monique Walton, the producer of Bull.

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Tickets are $5 for this event. Your ticket purchase directly supports the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and educational programming.