Texas Focus: Bull

Online Program

Streams Daily February 8 - 12, 2021

Q&A February 11, 2021 at 7:30pm

Cattle culture can be found almost anywhere in Texas but it can bring meaning to people's lives in surprising ways. 

Event Details

This poignant film centers around a troubled youth who is required to help an ex-bull rider scraping by on the Texas rodeo circuit, as a form of community-service. Together, they forge an unexpected connection, helping each other see new possibilities and hope for the future before it’s too late.

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.

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.

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Film Credits

Rating: NR
Suggested age: 18+
Director: Annie Silverstein
Writer:  Annie Silverstein, Johnny McAllister, Josh Melrod
Runtime: 108 min
Genre: Drama
Release Year: 2019

About the Guest Speaker

Monique Walton is an independent producer of fiction and non fiction films. She produced Bull, directed by Annie Silverstein, which premiered at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival - Un Certain Regard, and went on to receive three top awards at the 2019 Deauville American Film Festival, including the Grand Jury prize. Bull was set for a Texas premiere at the 2020 SXSW Film Festival and is currently being released by Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.  Other credits include Jesse Klein’s We’re Still Together and Pahokee, directed by Ivete Lucas and Patrick Bresnan. She has produced numerous short films, including Silverstein’s Skunk, which won the jury award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival- Cinéfondation. Her films have been supported by Cinereach, The Sundance Institute, San Francisco Film Society, Austin Film Society, and Film Independent. She is currently producing a feature documentary, Hollow Tree, directed by Kira Akerman, which has received support from the Sundance Institute/Kendeda Fund, The Harnisch Foundation, and the International Documentary Association. Walton is a 2016 Sundance Creative Producing Fellow and Mark Silverman Honoree.  

About Film Programs

Film programs at the Bullock Museum seek to connect the public with filmmakers and their art that you won't find just anywhere. From Texas-specific titles to films from around the globe, these programs will open-up a world of stories and culture for visitors. The Bullock Museum is committed to sharing the work of filmmakers of all backgrounds and identities.

At the Bullock Museum, programs have been a place for the community to gather and celebrate culture, explore new ideas, and share experiences together. During the COVID-19 pandemic, programs still provide an opportunity to bring the community together, even if we are apart. Please join us through virtual programs and enjoy lessons, discussions and activities with your family, friends and neighbors who are also participating from home. 

Zoom Information

You will be prompted to download the Zoom application for mobile or desktop if it is not already installed. You do not need a Zoom account to join this livestream.

For security and privacy purposes, attendees will not have video or audio capabilities. Questions will be moderated by Museum staff. Participants will not be allowed to send private messages or media in the livestream.

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

Texas Focus 2020 - 2021 Season