The Long Rider
A Reel Thing Special Presentation
“Even knowing the outcome going in, you’ll still find yourself catching your breath, wondering if disaster is imminent.”
- Peter Howell, Film Critic, The Toronto Star
When Filipe Leite leaves his adoptive home of Canada, the aspiring journalist sets out on an epic quest to ride from Calgary to his family's home in Brazil, and later beyond, entirely on horseback. Inspired by Aime Tschiffely's 1925 equestrian journey, Filipe's eight year odyssey of over 25,000 kms across 12 international borders, sees the young immigrant battle intense heat, drought, speeding transport trucks, nature's wrath and corrupt border guards on his history-making long ride home.
Post-screening Q&A will be facilitated by the film's director and Richmond Hill native, Sean Cisterna.
Genre: Documentary, Western
Original Language: English
Director: Sean Cisterna
Producer: Sean Cisterna
Runtime: 1h 36m
Date: Monday, March 27, 2023 - 7:00 p.m.
Location: Main Stage
Ticket Price: $10 advance , $12 at the door