Clifton Collins Jr. in Jockey
Championship horses get all the glory, while the jockeys seem to be forgotten. In Jockey, Clifton Collins Jr. star as horse rider athlete attempting to continue his career while his body detoriates and with a new potential rider taking his place.
The film also stars Molly Parker (Deadwood, The Wicker Man), Moises Arias (The Kings of Summer, Ender’s Game), Logan Cormier, and Colleen Hartnett. It marks the directorial feature film debut for Clint Bentley, in which he co-wrote the screenplay with Greg Kwedar.
Here is the official synopsis for Jockey:
An aging jockey (Clifton Collins Jr.), hopes to win one last title for his longtime trainer (Molly Parker), who has acquired what appears to be a championship horse. But the years—and injuries—have taken t toll on his body, throwing into question his ability to continue his lifelong passion. And the arrival of a young rookie rider (Moises Arias), who claims to be his son, and whom he takes under his wing, further complicates the path to fulfilling his dream.
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This remarkable film takes audiences on the other side of the struggles with horse racing by looking at the “backside” of the racetrack. A lot of films focus on the horses and horse trainers—forgetting the rider is a big factor in these winning storylines. Not to mention, Clifton Collins Jr. is a wonderful dramatic actor and it looks like he can easily pull off the struggling athlete in Jockey.
The movie was filmed at a live racetrack in Arizona featuring real jockeys, so it’ll have plenty of realism to boot.
Jockey went through a very notable festival run earlier this year that included the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, 2021 SCAD Savannah Film Festival, 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, and the 2021 AFI Film Festival.
Jockey is in select theaters in Los Angeles and New York on December 29.
Watch the trailer for Jockey below. Let us know what you think of the trailer.
Source: Sony Pictures Classic