Clifton Collins Jr. in Official Trailer for Award-Winning Independent Movie “Jockey”
by Alex Billington
November 19, 2021
“There is no better world, there is only this one …” Sony Classics unveiled an official U.S. trailer for the indie drama Jockey, an intense look at the pressure of being a jockey in horse racing. This debut film premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize for playing for Clifton Collins Jr. in the lead role. An aging jockey is hoping to win one last title for his longtime trainer, who has what appears to be a championship horse. But the years – and injuries – have taken their toll on her body, calling into question her ability to pursue her lifelong passion. And the arrival of a young rookie rider, who also claims to be his son, whom he then takes under his wing, further complicates the path to the realization of his dream. “Filmed at a racetrack in Arizona and featuring real jockeys, Jockey reveals the real pilot’s experience – real life, behind the track. ” Clifton Collins Jr. stars with Molly parker, Moises Arias, Logan cormier, and Colleen Hartnett. The story is a bit stereotypical, but this one is definitely worth seeing just for Clifton’s performance.
Here is the official US trailer (+ poster) of Clint Bentley’s Jockey, directly from the SPC Youtube:
A winner of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Jockey stars Clifton in an incredible performance as an aging jockey who is determined to win one final championship. His dream is complicated when a young recruit (Moises Arias Jr.) shows up pretending to be his son. Instilled with an immediately engaging realism by filmmaker Clint Bentley, Jockey takes audiences “back” to track life in a way no other film has. Filmed on a live race track in Arizona and featuring real jockeys, Jockey reveals the real rider experience – real life, behind the track. Jockey is directed by an aspiring producer / filmmaker Clint bentley, making his directorial debut after a few short films previously. The screenplay is written by Clint Bentley and Greg Kwedar. It is produced by Clint Bentley, Greg Kwedar and Nancy Schafer. This premiere premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. Sony Classics will debut with Bentley’s Jockey in select US theaters (NY and LA) from December 29, 2021, with a large release in January.