Sony Pictures Classics launch Chloé Zhao’s The Rider theatrically today. Along with Sean Baker’s The Florida Project, Zhao’s sophomore feature was launched at the Directors’ Fortnight section at last year’s edition of Cannes. Also known as the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, programmers had featured her directing debut Songs My Brothers Taught Me as well. We were on hand for the world premiere screening where Zhao and cast were on hand to present the project. This would go onto win the ART CINEMA award.