Rodeo Students to share personal stories and answer questions at April 10th screening of 'The Rider'
- Wednesday, April 10, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:15pm
- Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater - view map
To complement the MSU Spring Rodeo, the MSU Leadership Institute will screen the award winning film The Rider (R) at MSU’s Procrastinator Theater on April 10th at 7:00 pm. Prior to the screening, a small panel of Montana State University Rodeo students will be speaking and answering questions about how rodeo has influenced their lives and how their experience relates to that of the film’s main character, Brady Jandreau. Doors open at 6:30 pm and refreshments will be provided. The screening is free and open to the public.
Based on a true story and shot in South Dakota, The Rider takes a closer look into the life of a young cowboy’s road to recovery and journey towards rediscovery. After undergoing a life threatening injury to his head, the once rising star of the rodeo circuit, Brady Jandreau, 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 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. I’m looking forward to hearing from my fellow peers about what it takes to compete and to lead in such a dangerous sport.” says Ben Manion, a student of the MSU Film School and a Student Associate of the MSU Leadership Institute.
This 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 and the Office of the Provost.