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katherine propper filmKatherine Propper was cruising through Central Texas in February last year with a vanload of rappers when she stumbled upon the next scene for her movie. The young Austin director, sitting in the wayback of the van with her sound engineer, was making a film about a fledgling hip-hop performer on a road trip of self-discovery when the driver pulled over for a pit stop at an RV park near Manor, just east of Austin’s creeping suburban sprawl. That’s when Propper saw a cow, a couple of horses, and a Longhorn standing in a field. The creatures intrigued Propper, who grew up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, and she sought out their owner to ask permission to film them. His name was James Burke…

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