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The Rider

Once a rising star of the rodeo circuit, Brady is warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, he 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 tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

Back home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, South Dakota, he struggles with the physical and emotional complications of the accident. He is comforted by his inimitable little sister Lilly, who has Aspergers Syndrome, yet tensions between Brady and his gambling father, Wayne, is reaching a breaking point when Wayne resorts to selling Brady’s favourite horse, to keep their trailer home.

Reclaim The Frame events feature guest speakers connected to the various themes of the film to open up a conversation with the audience, hosted by Mia Bays and Jo Duncombe from Birds’ Eye View. There will then be a craft workshop connected to some of the themes in the film afterwards, for everyone to mingle and enjoy.

Earlier Event: 18 September
City of Dreams Launch
Later Event: 20 September
Comedy Night