Dartmouth Events

Film: "The Rider"

An injured rodeo star is forced to give up the life he knows in this achingly beautiful western.

Friday, July 27, 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Visual Arts Center 104 Loew Auditorium
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Films
Fee required. Tickets required.

The hardscrabble economy of America’s rodeo country where, for some, riding and winning is the only source of pleasure and income, is depicted with exceptional compassion and truth by a filmmaker who is in no way an insider. Chloé Zhao was born in Beijing and educated at Mount Holyoke and NYU, but while filming Songs My Brother Taught Me she met a group of Lakota cowboys who inspired this film.

Set on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, this poetic western employs nonprofessional actors to play characters similar to themselves, incorporating their skills and experiences. Brady Jandreau is extraordinary as a badly injured former champion rider and horse trainer challenged to give up the life he knows and loves.



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