Much has been said about The Rider’s themes of masculinity, but the film is, at its core, compassionate and humanistic. What happens when life diverts us from what we were born to do? Brady often visits his friend Lane, a former daredevil who can’t walk or speak after his own rodeo accident. Brady knows the dangers of riding again, but is a life without passion worth living?
If you are a fan of cinema or just looking to see something unique, Cinetopia offers you the chance to see films from top tier festivals around the world for a fraction of the big festival price. Festivals offer great films, but they are also a place where you can meet and talk with other cinephiles, see a film other festival goers have suggested, and hear in-person discussions with filmmakers.
“I’m 84 years old and everyone wants a picture taken with me,” she says in the documentary RBG which screens through June 6th at The Michigan Theater.
Belgian film director Michael R. Roskam follows up 2014’s The Drop (James Gandolfini’s final film) with Racer and The Jailbird, a French and Dutch-language film based on an infamous real-life Belgian gang of bank robbers in the 1990’s.