Tuesday, July 24 @ 7:30 pm
The Ellen Theatre
After a riding accident leaves him unable to compete on the rodeo circuit, a young cowboy searches for a new purpose. Based on the true stories of Lakota-Sioux cowboy Brady Jandreau, who also stars in the film. Written and Directed by Chloe Zhao. Closed caption and Visual/Hearing impaired descriptive narration available.
”SUBTLE, ELEMENTAL AND POWERFULLY BEAUTIFUL…’THE RIDER’ IS THE WESTERN OF THE NEW CENTURY, AND THE MOST ENVELOPING FILM EXPERIENCE I’VE HAD THIS YEAR.” MICHAL PHILLIPS, CHICAGO TRIBUNE’
Loosely based on his true stories, 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. Rated R. 105 minutes.