Jockey is a film about many things, and one of its strongest elements is the bond between its title character, Jackson (Clifton Collins Jr.), and his trainer, Ruth (Molly Parker). As Jackson navigates the unexpected introduction of a part of his past he never knew would return, Ruth is a source of stability for him who also won’t simply let him off the hook. The film is particularly potent due to the strong performances from Collins and Parker in these roles. Collins won a special jury prize for his acting at the Sundance Film Festival and now contends for an Independent Spirit Award for this film.
I had the chance to speak to Collins and Parker about building this onscreen relationship and a few memorable roles from their extensive resumes. You can watch the video below, along with an official summary and where to watch.
Interview with Clifton Collins Jr. and Molly Parker on ‘Jockey’
An aging jockey (Clifton Collins Jr.) 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.
Here’s the trailer of the film.
Jockey will be released in theaters in LA and NYC on Wednesday, December 29th.