Denver Film Festival: Jockey
- Nov 11Thursday | 8:00PM 8:00 PM Buy Tickets
Seasoned horse jockey Jackson (Clifton Collins Jr.) has weathered decades of races on the riding circuit, but he now finds himself facing what could be his last season as his health deteriorates. With the help of Ruth (Molly Parker) and a promising new horse, Jackson starts to prepare for the upcoming championship. His plans take a left turn when a budding young jockey (Moisés Arias) shows up and claims to be his son. Caught between yearning for a connection and uncertainty about his own future, Jackson confronts difficult questions regarding his legacy.
Shot at a live racetrack and with a keen eye for veracity, Jockey gives us an achingly personal window into a world we’ve never seen up close before, where fortunes are flipped upside down from one moment to the next and the freedom of riding comes at a grueling physical price. Collins delivers an intimately layered performance guided by director Clint Bentley, whose own experiences imbue authenticity and naturalism into this moving portrait of a sport unlike any other.
Clifton Collins Jr. in attendance to receive the 2021 John Cassavetes Award
Masks are required in the building, unless actively eating or drinking at your seat.
Please do not enter festival venues if you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
📛 PROOF OF VACCINATION
All Denver Film Festival patrons, guests, media, sponsors, staff, and volunteers entering DFF44 venues or event host sites from November 3-14 will be required to show proof that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an FDA- or WHO-approved vaccine. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as two weeks after a person’s second dose in a two-dose series and two weeks after a single-dose series.
Children under the age of 12 must instead provide proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of a screening or event start time.
🚩 VERIFICATION STATIONS
Verification Stations will be available at all venues and event host sites 90 minutes prior to a screening or event start time. You will need to bring one of the following and a photo ID to be verified:
📝 Physical vaccination card
🖺 Digital proof of vaccination card (photo or scan) that is clear and legible
Or, if under the age of 12: Negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of screening or event
Once verified, attendees will receive a durable wristband that can be worn throughout DFF44. If the wristband is lost or damaged, please visit a Verification Station to show proof according to the guidelines above, and you will receive a new wristband.