Based on his true story, The Rider DVD 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. The cast also includes Brady’s father Tim Jandreau and his sister Lilly Jandreau. Named one of the best films of 2018 (so far) by Variety, The Rider won the C.I.C.A.E. Award at the Cannes International Film Festival and Grand Prix Award at the Deauville Film Festival in 2017. Additionally, the film received five Independent Spirits Award nominations including Best Picture and Best Director, with Chloé winning the inaugural Bonnie Award.
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 new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.
The film is certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with an impressive score of 97% as of 6/11/18 and an 8.4 average score (from over 100 outlets). Even the Professional Bull Riders have fallen under its spell and have qualified it as “a truly human story of cowboy perseverance.” Not only is this real story of modern cowboys riveting, but its photography has been noted as “almost unbearably lovely” (Indiewire) and “Spectacular, The Rider marries the majestic vistas with a deeply interior story of a cowboy having to renegotiate his identity, intimate and grand” (The Wrap).
.Q&A with Chloé Zhao, Brady Jandreau, cinematographer Joshua James Richards & editor Alex O’Flinn
.SXSW Q&A with Brady Jandreau
The Rider DVD-$25.99