Toronto Film Festival 2017: 30 Movies We Can't Wait to See

From Oscar potentials to Lady Gaga and Grace Jones docs and a secret Louis C.K. movie, our must-see picks for the fest

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'The Rider'

'The Rider'

A surprise hit out of Cannes, Chloé Zhao's look at a rodeo-circuit regular picking up the pieces of his life after a head injury doubles as the coronation of a major filmmaking talent. Featuring real-life former competitive rider Brady Jandreau (in what's supposedly a loose riff on his own story), the movie follows the modern-day cowboy as his career is cut short, his purpose for life is questioned and his bond with horses keeps him from going off the deep end. It's a take on Western iconography via an intimate character study, and could very well be the left-field antidote to this year's awards-season bloat.

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