The Rider

The Rider is a 2017 American contemporary western drama film written, produced and directed by Chloé Zhao. The film stars Brady Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lane Scott, and Cat Clifford and was shot in the badlands of South Dakota. It premiered in the Directors’ Fortnight section at the Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2017, where it won the Art Cinema Award. It was released in theaters in the United States on April 13, 2018. It grossed 3.5 million dollars, making it a small success. The film was critically praised for its story, performances, and its depiction of the people and events that influenced the film.

  • The director uses untrained actors to tell this fact-based story.
  • The movie was well received by critics.
  • All of the characters are Lakota Sioux of the Pine Ridge Reservation.