The Long Rider

The Long Rider

Date & Time

Wednesday, August 17 (View All Dates)
7:00 pm


City Cinema, 64 King St, Charlottetown

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August 17–21
PG, coarse language.
Dir: Sean Cisterna, Canada, 2022, 96 min.
Filipe Masetti Leite

“Filipe Leite recounts an incredible journey in The Long Rider. This upbeat personal doc follows the Brazilian-Canadian on an epic trek from Calgary, Alberta to São Paulo, Brazil. His plan is a daunting task to return to his birthplace while fulfilling a dream. Leite wants to make his journey home entirely on horseback. It’s an epic adventure over 10,000 km in the making… The Long Rider treks through a dozen countries with the idealistic adventurer… Leite’s journey draws inspiration from fellow adventurer Aimé Tschiffely, who rode from Buenos Aires, Argentina to New York City in 1925… Featuring striking footage shot by Leite himself, including ample confessional moments, The Long Rider inevitably focuses on the inspirational aspects of Leite’s story… The rider’s optimism proves infectious. The handsome cinematography captures local flavours throughout the American heartland all the way through Latin America as Leite observes just how big the world is and how diverse the communities range when one trots from one land to another… This character study admirably hitches itself to the cowboy’s heart. The film illustrates the power of positive thinking and of having faith in oneself. The Long Rider doesn’t need to get viewers in the saddle to achieve its aim. Rather, Leite’s journey should inspire a little soul-searching to help find direction home, wherever that may be.” —Pat Mullen, POV Magazine