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Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

The Mink Catcher

Monday, March 14
2:00PM - 3:28PM


Hashtags: #sxsw #theminkcatcher

November 21, 1980: The women of Dallas, Texas, are waiting for the reveal of JR Ewing’s killer on the hit TV show DALLAS. At a high society viewing party, however, Gossip columnist Libby Smith is waiting for something else: the arrival of Dallas’s brand new first lady, Pete Pangburn. When Pete finally arrives and behaves unlike the ethereal first lady everyone expected, Libby discovers the gritty truths beneath the big hair, sparkling dress, and stunning mink coat.

Section: Texas Shorts Competition
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 12min

Director: Samantha Buck

Executive Producer: Katherine Harper

Producer: Daniella Kahane Levy, Marie Schlingmann

Screenwriter: Marie Schlingmann, Samantha Buck

Cinematographer: Joshua Z Weinstein

Editor: Matt Posorske

Production Designer: Jonathan Rudak

Sound Designer: Caleb Townsend, Isabel Teitler

Music: Leeran Z. Raphaely

Additional Credits: Co-Producer: Laura Heberton, Chloe Lenihan, Costume Designer: Annell Brodeur

Principal Cast: Anna Margaret Hollyman, Susan May Pratt, Kristin Slaysman


Samantha directed the documentary features BEST KEPT SECRET (Peabody Award, 2013) and 21 BELOW (Hot Docs, AFI/Discovery SilverDOCS, Sheffield Doc Fest). She has been awarded grants from the Sundance Documentary Lab, and The Adrienne Shelly Foundation. As an actor she can next be seen in HBO's series Vinyl.

Public Film Contact
Daniella Kahane Levy
The Mink Catcher
(201) 638-3712

Publicity Contact
Katherine Harper



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