Jockey (2021)

Director: Clint Bentley Run Time: 94 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2021

Starring: Clifton Collins Jr., Moisés Arias, Molly Parker

Country: United States
Language: English

About the film:

Winner of the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and nominated for two Film Independent Spirit Awards. An aging jockey hopes to win one last title for his longtime trainer, who has acquired what appears to be a championship horse. But the years – and injuries – have taken a toll on his body, throwing into question his ability to continue his lifelong passion. And the arrival of a young rookie rider, who claims to be his son, and whom he takes under his wing, further complicates the path to fulfilling his dream.

“plunges you into the middle of a richly detailed world built from firsthand observations”

—Matt Zoller Seitz for Roger Ebert

About the filmmakers:

Clint Bentley is a writer, director, and producer of multiple short films. He co-wrote and produced Greg Kwedar’s Transpecos, a thriller set within the United States Border Patrol, which won the Audience Award at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival. Collaborating once again with co-writer and creative partner Kwedar, Bentley, the son of a horse jockey, crafted his directorial debut Jockey to capture the brutal and sincere sides of the profession. Hear from the filmmakers.

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Ohio Arts Council
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Campus Partners
National Endowment for the Arts
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WOSU Public Media

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