Join us at the Underground Cinema by WVIFF for June’s feature film: The Rider

About the film:

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.

What the critics are saying:

The Rider, Chloé Zhao’s beautiful second feature, follows as a young rodeo champion named Brady Blackburn. It is alive with empathy and devoid of pity or condescension. Full review
A.O. Scott
The NYTimes
The Rider is a powerful, confident work that blends fact and fiction to create an authentic portrait of life in South Dakota’s Sioux community.Full review
David Sims
The Atlantic
When Brady falls in love with a horse named Apollo, both he and the animal seem to take flight, and so does the movie. Full review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
This slowly trotting movie contemplation is both immersive and emotionally wrenching. Full review
Bob Hoose
Plugged In

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Adult: $9 Student: $5