Writer: Chloé Zhao
Starring: Brady Jandreau, Mooney, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau
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.
The film is based on Jandreau's own experiences as a sidelined rodeo rider and it features his real-life family (his father Tim and his sister Lilly.)
Plot summary from IMDb: After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
Awards: 10 wins & 11 nominations.
Runtime: 104 min
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