After trashing her neighbor's house in a fit of youthful defiance, 14-year-old Kris (Amber Havard) 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 aging out of the only life he has ever known. Together, Kris and Abe forge an unexpected connection, and attempt to right their own paths before it’s too late.

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Annie Silverstein




Director: Annie Silverstein
Executive Producer: Cassandra Thornton, Jess Jacobs, Johnny McAllister, Sandhya Shardanand
Producer: Monique Walton, Bert Marcus, Heather Rae, Ryan Zacarias, Audrey Rosenberg
Screenwriter: Annie Silverstein, Johnny McAllister
Cinematographer: Shabier Kirchner
Editor: Miguel Schverdfinger, Todd Holmes
Production Designer: Meredith Lippincott
Sound Designer: Eli Cohn
Music: William Ryan Fritch
Principal Cast: Rob Morgan, Amber Havard, Yolonda Ross, Keeli Wheeler, Keira Bennett, Sara Allbright, Troy Hogan, Steven Boyd, Reece McClure, Tadarius Billy Miles


Miles Fineburg
Public Film Contact
Miles Fineburg
Samuel Goldwyn Films
Publicity Contact
Kevin McLean - K2 Publicity
(310) 955-7220
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2019
Genre: Drama
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 108 mins