After a near-fatal rodeo fall, Brady (Brady Jandreau) is advised never to ride again. However, this gifted young horse trainer and saddle bronc rider will find it difficult to follow doctor’s orders, even with a metal plate in his head. Filming on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation (Jandreau is Oglala Lakota Sioux), filmmaker Chloé Zhao crafts her unique drama out of the real lives of her non-professional actors, who include Jandreau’s real father and sister, as well as his friends. As a result, the film has a remarkable authenticity. We can observe what a whiz with the horses Brady really is, and the incidents and relationships ring solidly true. Writer/Director: Chloé Zhao. (US 2017) 103 min.
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