Dec 28 2020


2:00 pm

Movie Matinee “The Mustang”

The story is based on real-life animal training programs for prisoners in the U.S. Director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, marking her feature film debut, takes care to note before the credits roll that inmates who complete such therapy are less likely to re-offend. A violent convict is given the chance to participate in a rehabilitation therapy program centered around the training of wild mustangs.
This is just one of many reviews: “This was a fantastic film with a strong performance by lead actor Matthias Schoenaerts. It was surprisingly realistic and deep, not your average prison drama with the expected avenues and repetitive story typically told in this well-done genre- if you consider it a prison film. Some people call it a ‘horse’ movie and I think that is grossly unfair and as always, people tend to miss the point of a film entirely if you label this a “horse movie”. This film for a lack of better words was very powerful and is about the human spirit and obvious hope for freedom, whether it’s a freedom from prison bars or freedom from anger and violence, it’s a freedom that wild horses also want. I highly recommend this one, it’s much deeper than it appears, this film has layers to it and the viewer should sit back and absorb it.