Friday Show Presented By PHBA: ‘Jockey’ Takes Film Audience On Compelling Ride

With “Jockey,” Clint Bentley’s directorial debut has made a big impression on critics and movie audiences that have had the opportunity to see it prior to its national release later this month.

Actor Clifton Collins Jr. won a Best Actor award at the Sundance Film Festival, where “Jockey” debuted last year. The movie itself is nominated for the John Cassavetes Award from Film Independent Spirit Awards for the best feature made with a budget of less than $500,000. At least one critic is calling the film a “dark horse” for one or more Oscar categories.

What is striking about the movie is its non-glamorous, realistic, un-Hollywood like treatment of a jockey’s life at a blue-collar racetrack. In this case, the track is Turf Paradise and you might recognize some of the cast from among the Phoenix oval’s riding colony and employees.

Bentley, who co-wrote the film with Greg Kwedar, is the son of jockey and knows the lifestyle that Collins portrayed in compelling fashion. Bentley joins Paulick Report publisher Ray Paulick and bloodstock editor Joe Nevills to discuss the making of “Jockey” and its reception to date.

Watch this week’s Friday Show, presented by the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association, below:

 

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