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Cinema Studies Presents: Exclusive Video on Demand Screening of "Bull"

Thursday, May 28 to 12:59pm

Video on Demand

The UO Community is invited to a free exclusive video on demand screening of Annie Silverstein's debut feature, Bull (2019). Produced by Ryan Zacarias, Bull premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard, and won the Grand Prize, Critics' Prize, and Revelation Prize for Best First Film awards at the Deauville American Film Festival. 

72 Hours Only  | May 26 • 27 • 28  | Free for the first 300 viewers

Advance registration required: 

To receive a viewing code for the exclusive video on demand screening of Bull, please register at  The viewing code may be activated for 72 hours from 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, May 28, 2020, and is available on a first come, first-served basis to the first 300 viewers.

Film synopsis:

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. 2019 | 108 MIN | NR

Livestream Q&A with Director Annie Silverstein and Producer Ryan Zacarias

Join our livestream talk with Director Annie Silverstein and Producer Ryan Zacarias on Thursday, May 28 at 4:00 p.m. Visit to join the interactive Q&A!

This series is funded by the generous Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment.

Thank you to our cosponsors: Center for the Study of Women in Society; Department of Art; Department of Comparative Literature; Department of English; Department of German & Scandinavian; Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies; Department of Romance Languages; Department of Theatre Arts; Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art; School of Journalism and Communication/Media Studies.

Event Type

Arts & Culture, Film/Movie


College of Arts & Sciences, Cinema Studies, College of Design: School of Art + Design, Department of Art

Target Audience

All Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni





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