Filipe Masetti Leite, above, rode more than 25,000 kilometres across 12 international borders. His adventure was turned into a film – The Long Rider – by York Region director Sean Cisterna and is on the Flato Markham Theatre tomorrow night.
Markham at the Movies presents The Long Rider, a film by Sean Cisterna, at the Flato Markham Theatre on Tuesday, November 29 at 7 p.m.
An inspirational and emotional story about the epic horseback adventures of Filipe Masetti Leite, who rode 25,000km across 12 international borders struggling against loneliness, heat, illness, and many setbacks. It documents one man’s perseverance and personal triumph over adversity to fulfill his long-held dream.
The Long Rider is a film that was 10 years in the making.
Shot almost entirely by Filipe Masetti Leite on his cross-continental long ride, and directed by award-winning filmmaker Sean Cisterna, who went to the same high school as the cowboy, the duo seemed destined to bring this epic story to life.
While there is plenty of danger down every road, Filipe’s focus, resiliency and dedication prove no matter the circumstances, anything is possible. The kindness of humanity is on display in The Long Rider, made evident through the extraordinary strangers who helped Filipe along his journey.
In these challenging times, The Long Rider offers hope and inspiration, one hoof at a time.
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