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MSU Rodeo screening of ‘The Rider’
April 10, 2019 @ 7:00pm
MSU Rodeo screening of ‘The Rider’ at Procrastinator Theater on April 10th @7pm
Members of the Montana State University rodeo team will be speak about how rodeo has influenced their lives prior to a screening of the award-winning film “The Rider” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Procrastinator Theater in the Strand Union Building.
Sponsored by the MSU Leadership Institute to complement the MSU Spring Rodeo, the screening is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Based on a true story and shot in South Dakota, the award-winning film by Chinese director Chloé Zhao takes a closer look into the life of Brady Jandreau, a young Lakota Sioux cowboy. After undergoing a life threatening injury to his head, the once rising star of the rodeo circuit searches for a new sense of purpose after his doctor orders him to never ride again. The film brings audiences along for the ride as Jandreau attempts to redefine his idea of what it means to be a young man, Native American and cowboy in the heartland of America.
“‘The Rider’ is unique in that it is not a documentary, and so the film’s use of actual family members as lead actors as well as its depiction of real injuries, gives it a realness that most dramatic films are unable to deliver,” said Ben Manion, student associate in the MSU Leadership Institute. “I’m looking forward to hearing from the rodeo team members about what it takes to compete in such a dangerous sport.”
The screening is a part of the MSU Leadership Institute’s Film Series and is hosted in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Development, Bobcat Rodeo Office, ASMSU Procrastinator Theater, Associated Students of Montana State University, Office of Student Engagement and the Office of the Provost.