THE RIDER

dir. Chloé Zhao
2017, USA, 104 mins, Fiction & Nonfiction

After a tragic riding accident, young cowboy Brady (Brady Jandreau), once a rising star of 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.

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The Filmmaker

Chloé Zhao (WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER) // Chloé is a Chinese writer, director and producer. Her 2015 feature debut SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME premiered in US Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival. It was nominated for three 2016 Independent Spirit Awards. Chloé studied Political Science at Mount Holyoke College and Film Production at NYU. She was born in Beijing and currently resided in the United States.