Updated: The 12/29 Q&A with JOCKEY star Clifton Collins Jr. and Laemmle Theatres president Greg Laemmle has been cancelled.
The highlight of the poignant new drama Jockey is the performance by Clifton Collins Jr., the prolific character actor here in the title role as an aging jockey training for a final championship. At Sundance earlier this year he earned the U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for acting. We open the film Wednesday at the Royal, January 21 at the Playhouse and Town Center, and February 4 at the Claremont, Glendale, Newhall and NoHo.
“An evocative study of American life on the fringes that unfolds alongside the grand mysticism of stallions. Clifton Collins Jr. delivers a haunting, profoundly poignant performance.” ~ Tomris Laffly, Harper’s Bazaar
“Bentley’s intimate character study shows a man coming to terms with his vulnerability, resting on a career-best performance from Clifton Collins Jr, who navigates the role of athlete and father with subtle but striking conviction.” ~ Emily Maskell, Little White Lies
“Jockey is a modest, intimate film, to be sure, but an impressively assured one. It finds a lovely, low-key groove early on and maintains it, and draws performances from its key players that are terrific and true.” Todd McCarthy, Deadline Hollywood Daily
“You’ve certainly seen [Collins Jr.] before, but never quite like this.” ~ Carlos Aguilar, TheWrap