The Rider — Trailer


added: Fri, Feb 16th '18

Chinese-born, New York-based filmmaker Chloe Zhao was recently selected as one of the "10 Directors to Watch" by Variety, primarily because of her second feature, the critically acclaimed heartland drama "The Rider," which tells the touching story of a young American cowboy who, after suffering a near-fatal rodeo accident, struggles to find meaning and purpose in his new life without horse riding.

Also written by Zhao, the South Dakota-set film offers an intimate look into the life and community of a professional rodeo rider, as portrayed here by real-life Lakota cowboy Brady Jandreau in a role that's largely based on his own experiences.

"The Rider" premiered back in May at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival where it was honored with the C.I.C.A.E. Award. Since then, the film has been nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Feature and Best Director.

Sony Pictures Classics has recently released the trailer for the film, which is scheduled to open in New York and Los Angeles on April 13th, with other cities to follow.

Based on his a true story, THE RIDER stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.


directed by   Chloe Zhao

starring   Brady Jandreau

release date   April 13, 2018 (in NY and LA)

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