The Rider — New Trailer


added: Mon, Mar 12th '18

What is a cowboy without his horse? And what is a life worth, if you can't do what you love?

Check out a new trailer for the critically acclaimed South Dakota-set rodeo drama "The Rider," starring real-life Lakota cowboy Brady Jandreau in a role that's largely based on his own experiences.

The film, written, directed and produced by Chinese-born/New York-based filmmaker Chloe Zhao, who recently received the Bonnie Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, tells the touching story of a young American cowboy who suffers a near-fatal rodeo accident and is told to never ride horses again.

Featuring a cast of non-professional actors, "The Rider" was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics after being a critical hit on the festival circuit, which included screenings at Cannes, Sundance, and just recently at this year's SXSW.

The film will 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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