Winner of the Best Feature Award at the 2018 Gotham Awards and named Best Film of 2018 by the National Society of Film Critics, Chloé Zhao's (SONGS MY BROTHERS TAUGHT ME) powerful sophomore feature has become a fixture on critics' 2018 top film lists, made the National Board of Review's Top Ten Independent Films and is nominated for four Film Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Film and Best Director. After a tragic riding accident, young cowboy Brady (newcomer 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. Following the success of THE RIDER, Chloé Zhao has been tapped to direct Marvel Studios' upcoming saga THE ETERNALS. (Note adapted from Sony Pictures Classics.) DIR/SCR/PROD Chloé Zhao; PROD Mollye Asher, Sacha Ben Harroche, Bert Hamelinck. U.S., 2017, color, 104 min. RATED R
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