May 21, 2022

7:00 pm / 10:00 pm

Doors open at 6 PM

Movie Tickets: $8 Student/$18 Adult Afterparty: $15 Signed Limited Edition Poster: $40

Put on your cowboy best and walk The Avalon’s red carpet on the way meet the local filmmakers of this award winning documentary at the hometown premiere of Buckin’ Bulls: The Story of Ty Rinaldo.

About the film:
Born and raised in the Grand Valley, Ty Rinaldo is a former PRCA ranked bull rider. After a wreck with a bull ended his career, he turned his attention to becoming a stock contractor, providing elite bucking bull athletes for the PBR World Finals, the National Finals Rodeo and many events in the Rocky Mountain region. He produces many of his own events and teaches bull riding to the next generation of riders at his TZ Ranch in Larkspur, Colorado. A retired firefighter captain, Ty gives us a glimpse of his life behind the chutes, as well as the injuries and loss he suffered in this dangerous sport, his love for these massive animal athletes and the passion he has for helping people appreciate what bull riding is all about. With appearances by PRCA World Champion bull rider and PBR Founding Father Cody Custer, NFR Champion, PBR Ring of Honor & coach Lyle Sankey, and PBR bull rider Chase Outlaw.

About the Director:
Born and raised in Grand Junction, Don Cardona is an award-winning producer, writer, and documentarian whose first career job was as a weekend sports reporter/anchor for KJCT-TV8. He has deep roots in the Grand Valley and is looking forward to showing his debut film for a hometown crowd at the theatre where he watched Star Wars as a kid.

This film is unrated and may contain some language. All proceeds from this screening benefit The Avalon Theatre Foundation.

Join us on The Avalon’s beautiful Rooftop Terrace after the screening of Buckin’ Bulls: The Story of Ty Rinaldo for a meet-and-greet with filmmakers Don Cardona and Ty Rinaldo. Get autographs and photos with the filmmakers, enjoy music and appetizers (while they last), a cash bar and a beautiful evening. All proceeds from this event to benefit The Avalon Theatre Foundation.

Get this full-sized movie poster (27×40 inches) created especially for the he Avalon Premiere of Buckin’ Bulls: The Story of Ty Rinaldo, by award-winning Grand Junction illustrator Bryan Wade. Limited to an edition of 50 prints, you’ll want this poster commemorating an amazing celebration of local talent and Western Colorado storytelling. All proceeds from these prints will benefit The Avalon Theatre Foundation. The filmmakers and artist will be on hand at the event for autographs!