Film and Television / Lectures and Workshops

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  
Rated R  

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.