Chloe Zhao – movie screening + Q&A at the 22nd Ojai Film Festival

The Ojai Film Festival promises to draw a large crowd for eventful evenings at the Ojai Art Center Theater.

Chloe Zhao will be screening her movie The Rider and doing a Q&A at the 22nd annual Ojai Film Festival. The Rider is a 2017 American contemporary western drama film written, produced and directed by Chloé Zhao and was shot in the Badlands of South Dakota.

It won the Art Cinema Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Rotten Tomatoes gave it a rating of 97% and wrote: “The Rider’s hard-hitting drama is only made more effective through writer-director Chloé Zhao’s use of untrained actors to tell the movie’s fact-based tale.

Chloe is a resident of Ojai and so is coming to support the Ojai Film Festival which is celebrating its 22nd year of honoring the best of local, environmental and spiritual themed films from around the world. This exclusive screening will take place at 7pm on Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at the Ojai Art Center Theater. Limited seating – order tickets online at

Ivor Davis is a British transplant who has lived and worked in Southern California since the 1960s and now lives in Ventura. In addition to his journalism career, he is the author of four books, including the first book ever written on the Manson Murders, “Five to Die,” and “Manson Exposed-A Reporter’s 50 Year Journey into Madness and Murder.”

“I Was There – A Reporter’s Story” is a short, very personal, and intimate documentary about his charmed life from acclaimed Ventura County director and filmmaker John Zilles. Following the screening Sunday, November 7 at 7 pm on the Ojai Art Center patio, the audience is invited to join in for an up-close personal conversation with director Zilles and Davis.

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