ON THE RIDE

Directed by Jen McGowan

Produced by Rebecca Stone, Jeremy Glazer, AMPLE Entertainment

USA, 2019

13 min

A man grapples with a trauma on a bike ride, taking him to a stranger linked to the past he can’t shake.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film quite like this one. What begins as a heartfelt, somewhat predictable film about a grieving husband processing the death of his partner, veers unexpectedly at the halfway mark, transforming into a deeply moving, modern story about the potential for life after death. No amount of Kleenex will prepare you for the moments of tender connection at the end of this film. On the Ride is refreshingly original, beautifully written and stunningly performed.

— Katherine Tolentino, Programmer