With film festival season officially set to begin later this week, as the Sundance Film Festival kicks off, we are in for another spring/summer/fall full of big debuts and plenty of surprises. Well, what also seems to happen around this time every year is that some of the films from the previous festival circuit finally get theatrical releases, such as the upcoming drama “Bull.”
And in honor of “Bull” arriving in theaters this March, we’re thrilled to give our readers an exclusive look at the first trailer from the film. “Bull” tells the story of an aging rodeo veteran that unceremoniously becomes the guardian of a troubled teenage girl. While attempting to keep her on the straight and narrow, the older man introduces her to bull riding, which helps forge a bond between the two polar opposite souls.
“Bull” was chosen to take part in the Un Certain Regard section of last year’s Cannes Film Festival. In our review of the film from the festival, we said, “‘Bull’ is no fairy tale. It’s a hardscrabble tale of one singular bond amidst a landscape of socio-economic struggle. To borrow a quote from Abe, ‘Don’t get more American than that.’”
“Bull” stars Rob Morgan, Yolonda Ross, and Amber Havard. The drama is directed by Annie Silverstein. The filmmaker is probably best known for her documentary work, with “Bull” marking her narrative feature debut.
Produced by Bert Marcus Film and Invisible Pictures, “Bull” is set to arrive in select theaters on March 20, courtesy of Samuel Goldwyn Films. You can watch the exclusive trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis:
On the outskirts of Houston, a teen reeling from her mom’s incarceration and an aging bullfighter struggling to keep a foothold in the rodeo circuit, form an unlikely bond and attempt to right their own paths.