What Is a Western? Film Series: The Rider (2017)
Part of the series What is a Western? Film Series
Saturday, November 6, 2021, 1:30 p.m.
The Autry in Griffith Park
- Free for Members | Included With Museum Admission
- Reservations Recommended | Space Is Limited
About the Event
Before her historic Oscar win for Nomadland (2020) director Chloé Zhao made The Rider, a gorgeous exploration of a rodeo rider's experiences after a head injury. Starring real-life horse whisperer and first-time actor Brady Jandreau (Lakota) and his family, the film presents a fresh vision of the contemporary Indigenous West.
Screening introduced by Josh Garrett-Davis, Gamble Associate Curator of Western History, Popular Culture, and Firearms.
Directed by Chloe Zhao | Starring Brady Jandreau, Mooney, and Tim Jandreau
The What is a Western? Film Series explores the wide range of movies that can be considered Westerns, and the ways in which they shape our understanding of the American West. Each screening includes a guest lecturer who will introduce the film and explain its significance in the genre.