The Bikeriders, from director and writer Jeff Nichols, is a roaring drama about the rise and fall of a Midwestern motorcycle gang. Inspired by Danny Lyon's iconic photography monograph of the same name, the film immerses viewers in the grease-soaked atmosphere and leather-clad cool of the 1960s. After marrying into a biker club, Kathy must navigate her husband Benny's untamed nature and allegiance to the club’s leader Johnny. As the club turns more sinister, the three are forced to choose between loyalty to the Vandals or each other.
Director and writer Jeff Nichols will be presented with the Auteur Award. A Q&A with Nichols immediately follows the screening.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Director, writer, and Arkansas native Jeff Nichols has received three awards at the Cannes Film Festival and two nominations for the prestigious Palme d'Or. Nichols has received multiple Independent Spirit Award nominations for his films Loving, Mud, and Take Shelter. Nichols has collaborated on several films with actor Michael Shannon, including his directorial debut Shotgun Stories and the sci-fi film Midnight Special. In addition to his various new projects in development, Nichols also penned the screenplay for the upcoming A Quiet Place: Day One.