The Rider is a 2017 American contemporary western drama film written, produced and directed by Chloé Zhao.
Brady lives in poverty with his father Wayne and his autistic teenaged sister, Lilly. Once a rising rodeo star, Brady suffered brain damage from a rodeo accident, weakening his right hand and leaving him prone to seizures. Doctors have told him that riding will make them worse.
It premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on 2017, where it won the Art Cinema Award.
The film was critically praised for its story, performances, and its depiction of the people and events that influenced the film.