Is the rider a true story
Orphan Train Rider: One Boys True Story by Andrea WarrenBetween 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years, some of the riders have begun to share their stories. Andrea Warren alternates chapters about the history of the orphan trains with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas when he was nine years old.
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Enter Jandreau, a local Pine Ridge horse trainer of Lakota descent, who swaggered into the ranch, his clothes filthy, streaked in manure. And yet, at first glance, Zhao seems an odd chronicler for a story emerging from a nuanced understanding of life on a reservation. But instead it is, for all these reasons, a wonderfully dense, considered, and felt piece of filmmaking—and an early contender for the best American film of the year. In depicting life on the reservation, The Rider strives towards a necessary complexity. Indeed, to meet Jandreau—who was just 22 at the time he starred in The Rider and reportedly sat on his first horse at just 15 days old—is to confront this complex mash-up of signs, symbols, and distinctly American iconographies. Holding court in his own downtown Toronto hotel room months ago, Jandreau is dressed in well-ironed blue jeans, and a colourful pearl snap western shirt, his Stetson hat accented by a bald eagle feather native Americans are the only group legally authorized to obtain and wear eagle feathers, a small gesture of cultural protectionism on the part of the government. He embraces his newfound movie stardom with a consummate professionalism, and talks with unembarrassed passion about his love of rodeo.
Brady Jandreau , a young horse trainer and rodeo rider living on the Pine Ridge Oglala Lakota Reservation, suffered a horrific head injury in when he was bucked from his horse. Now he has a metal plate in his head, and suffers seizures in his right hand — the one he uses to hold the rope that keeps him on his steed. Deeper than those physical wounds, however, are his emotional ones: riding horses and competing in rodeos is all he has, the thing he loves more than anything in the world. The Rider dramatizes this journey, mildly fictionalizing it his surname is changed to Blackburn and elevating it to a soulful exploration of the ways in which life challenges our sense of purpose. Jandreau is an absolute movie star, his soulful eyes and reserved intensity drawing the audience into his heartbreaking emotional journey. Perhaps it runs in the family, since the other Jandreaus and those around him do just as much to bring these scenes to life.
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