Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story

Ben Crane, a Kentucky horse trainer, watches in horror as a young racehorse shatters her leg during a practice run. Usually such an injury means the end for a horse, but Crane’s daughter, Cale, is at the track that day. Rather than break her heart, he buys the horse, losing his job for the decision. The horse joins Cale and her father at their farm and soon becomes a member of the family.

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story played at the 2005 Heartland Film Festival in the Opening Night Event.

Sample F.I.L.M. Curriculum Questions:

Why do you think that Balon speaks in Spanish to Cale—even though he knows that Cale probably doesn’t understand Spanish?

What did you think of Balon’s tall tale? Why do you think he told Cale such a funny tale? How do you think Cale felt about it?

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