November 11, Sunday

The Rider (2017)

Directed by Chloé Zhao
USA | R | Drama, Western | English | 104 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
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Based on a true story, The Rider stars breakout Brady Jandreau as a once rising star of the rodeo circuit warned that his competition days are over after a tragic riding accident. Back home, Brady finds himself wondering what he has to live for when he can no longer do what gives him a sense of purpose: to ride and compete. In an attempt to regain control of his fate, Brady undertakes a search for new identity and tries to redefine his idea of what it means to be a man in the heartland of America. The Rider is presented in collaboration with Front Row Filmed Entertainment.

 

My Pure Land (2017)

Directed by Sarmad Masud
Pakistan, UK | PG | Drama, Thriller | English, Urdu | 92 min
Venue: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
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A young woman called Nazo and her mother and sister are called to defend their home after a bitter family feud leads to her father’s incarceration. In their isolated farmhouse in Pakistan, the women find themselves surrounded by armed men hired by their Uncle Mehrban to take back the land. When Nazo’s resistance leaves two of the men dead, an enraged Mehrban calls in a local ragtag militia – two hundred armed bandits. But even with only a handful of bullets left, Nazo refuses to give in.