Best Feature
Spirit Awards
SXSW Gamechanger Award
South by Southwest
'The Rider' is the best film I've seen so far in 2018. It also feels like the announcement of a major artistic talent in Zhao.
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The Rider

After a tragic riding accident, young cowboy Brady (Brady Jandreau), once a rising star on the rodeo circuit, is warned that his competition days are over. 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 a new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

Played at

Monica Film Center, 12.28.18 - 1.17.19
Music Hall, 12.21.18 - 1.17.19
Playhouse 7, 11.24.18 - 11.25.18
Claremont 5, 5.25.18 - 5.31.18
NoHo 7, 5.18.18 - 5.24.18
Town Center 5, 4.20.18 - 5.17.18
Rated R Closed Captioning Available Closed Captioning Available
Runtime: 103 min
Language: English

  • Nominee, Best Feature, Spirit Awards
  • Nominee, SXSW Gamechanger Award, South by Southwest
FEATURED REVIEW: Inkoo Kang, Slate
Big chunks of Lakota cowboy Brady Jandreau’s biography appear in 'The Rider,' a new drama about an injured rodeo performer torn between his new reality and everything he knows himself to be. The near-fatal accident that Jandreau suffered at age 20, when a horse stomped on his h...