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Brady Jandreau in The Rider

The Rider

On the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, a young horse trainer and wannabe rodeo star suffers a life-threatening, career-ending brain injury. And yet, economic realities and the macho attitude of friends pressure him to get back in the saddle (literally and figuratively). This intimate, brutally honest drama is remarkable for the painful empathy it displays for its characters—and for the fact that star Brady Jandreau is a non-actor playing a role that is at least 60 percent inspired by his own true-life brush with death. See also: An interview with the writer-director and the star of The Rider by Devin D. O’Leary (5/10/2018). 104 minutes R.