THE COWBOY AND THE QUEEN
WORLD PREMIERE Monty Roberts, a California horse trainer nearing 90 and showing no signs of slowing down, recounts his life with horses, starting from his earliest days working in Hollywood westerns of the 1940s. Repelled by the accepted style of “breaking a horse’s spirit,” Roberts developed his own gentle approach to human interaction with horses in the hopes of someday transforming horse training standards worldwide. When his technique comes to the attention of Queen Elizabeth II, a friendship is sparked between the cowboy and the Queen that lasts until the end of her life, a friendship that inspires horse trainers around the world. – Jaie Laplante
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with director/writer/producer Andrea Nevins, subject Monty Roberts, royal biographer Sally Bedell Smith, and editor/writer Graham Clark, moderated by The New York Times staff reporter Sarah Maslin Nir.
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