In the latest film opening at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center, Clifton Collins Jr. stars as a man making a run for one last shot at glory.
“Jockey” opens Feb. 18 and runs through March 3. Continuing is “Sundown.”
The aging jockey hopes to win one last title for his longtime trainer (Molly Parker), who has acquired what appears to be a championship horse. But the years — and injuries — have taken a toll on his body, throwing into question his ability to continue his lifelong passion. And the arrival of a young rookie rider (Moises Arias), who claims to be his son, and whom he takes under his wing, further complicates the path to fulfilling his dream.
The Motion Picture Association of America has rated “Jockey” R.
“Sundown” tells the story of Neil and Alice Bennett (Tim Roth, Charlotte Gainsbourg). The Bennetts are the core of a wealthy family on vacation in Mexico with younger members Colin and Alexa (Samuel Bottomley, Albertine Kotting McMillan) until a distant emergency cuts their trip short. When one relative disrupts the family’s tight-knit order, simmering tensions rise to the fore in this suspenseful film, both written and directed by Franco.
“Sundown,” which is rated R for violence, language, some graphic nudity and sexual content, is showing through Feb. 24.