Greg Kwedar And Clint Bentley Cover The Struggles Of A Jockey [Exclusive Interview]

Clifton Collins Jr. as Jackson Silva in JOCKEY | Image by Adolpho Veloso. Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics

The filmmaker, Clint Bentley, brings a little bit about his childhood in his new film, Jockey. With Greg Kwedar as a co-writer to put together the touching story of life behind the race tracks. Starring Clifton Collins Jr. And Molly Parker.


The Synopsis 

An aging jockey (Clifton Collins Jr.Star Trek”), hopes to win one last title for his longtime trainer (Molly Parker, “Deadwood”), 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 (Moises Arias, “Ender’s Games”), who claims to be his son, and whom he takes under his wing, further complicates the path to fulfilling his dream.

Clifton Collins Jr. as Jackson Silva and Moises Arias as Gabriel Boullait in JOCKEY.

Greg Kwedar and Clint Bentley have been working together for several years. The Texan movie maker, Greg Kwedar’s debut as a director was in Transpecos. While Clint Bentley worked with Kwedar as a co writer. The film was an Audience Award winning film during its SXSW release in 2016. Jockey makes Bentley’s debut as a director. 

Also Read: Clifton Collins Jr. And Molly Parker Talk About Their Work In Jockey [Exclusive Interview]

Clifton Collins Jr. as Jackson Silva and Molly Parker as Ruth Wilkes in JOCKEY

I was connected with Greg Kwedar and Clint Bentley to talk about the making of Jockey. Bentley shared about his childhood that inspired him to show the real life struggles of a jockey. Kwedar spoke about encouraging his best friend and what he learned throughout this process.

Jockey now in theaters in New York and Los Angeles. 

Source: LRMOnline, Sony Classics


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