JOCKEY
Narrative Feature | 95 minutes

HIFF 2021

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This film played at HIFF 2021
on 10/9/2021
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Directed by
Clint Bentley

Produced by
Clint Bentley
Greg Kwedar
Nancy Schafer

Written by
Clint Bentley
Greg Kwedar

Featuring
Clifton Collins Jr.
Molly Parker
Moisés Arias


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East Coast Premiere

2021 | English | USA

​​Despite his age and deteriorating health, veteran jockey Jackson (Clifton Collins Jr.) stubbornly decides to train for what is likely to be his final season on the circuit, hoping to win one last championship for his longtime trainer, Ruth (Molly Parker). This plan is unexpectedly upended by the arrival of rookie rider Gabriel (Moisés Arias), who claims to be his son—their connection further complicating the path to fulfilling Jackson’s dream. Imbued with authentic performances and gorgeously shot at an active racetrack, JOCKEY is a thoughtful character study of a seasoned athlete forced to confront his personal and professional legacy.

• Scheduled to attend: actor Clifton Collins, Jr., director Clint Bentley, producer Nancy Schafer*

 

*all guests subject to change