This is Martin Bonner

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In this Sundance Award Winning film, two men each search in their quiet solitude to begin a new life amidst an unspoken need for encouragement and support. Martin Bonner has just moved to Reno from the East Coast, leaving behind his two adult children and a life he spent more than two decades building. Having recently declared bankruptcy, he's working a new job as a volunteer helping prisoners transition to freedom. It's Martin's first job in two years.

Travis Holloway, a recently released prisoner in the program, sent back into the world with nothing, also finds it difficult adjusting to his new life..

The lives and stories of Martin and Travis begin to converge as they find that they have much in common. Their unlikely friendship blossoms but is put to the test when Travis betrays Martin's trust.

Press

"AN UNASSUMING GEM."
- THE BOSTON GLOBE


"FASCINATING... MAJESTIC IN ITS BELIEVABILITY"
- AMY R. HANDLER, FILM THREAT


"IT'S A QUIET FILM BUT AN ABSORBING ONE. THIS CHARACTER PORTRAIT IS DISTINGUISHED BY ITS EMPATHETIC HONESTY... ACTED WITH SMART RESTRAINT AND SHOT WITH CORRESPONDING COMPOSURE."
- THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER


"AN EXERCISE IN POETIC GESTURE POSSESSED OF A SORT OF EVANESCENT, SECULAR SPIRITUALITY. THE PERFORMANCES BY EENHOORN, ARQUETTE AND BUCHANAN ARE WONDERFULLY INTERNALIZED. AMERICANA OF A VERY IMMEDIATE SORT, A TALE OF REDEMPTION THAT MAY LEAVE ITS VIEWERS WITH AN UNCANNY SENSE OF PEACE."
- VARIETY


" 8/10. HARTINGAN'S FILM EXCELS. "
- SMELLS LIKE SCREEN SPIRIT


" A "
- MOVIE CITY NEWS


" 3 STARS. ALLOWED TO SLOWLY DEVELOP, IT BECOMES A LOVELY SNAPSHOT."
- ORLANDO WEEKLY


" B+. PAUL EENHOORN'S PERFORMANCE AS BONNER IS ARGUABLY OSCAR CALIBER. "
- LIBERTAS FILM MAGAZINE


"4 STARS. EXCELLENT, HUMANE AND GENEROUS. "
- GUY LODGE, HITFIX


"WONDERFUL AT CONVEYING THE VIVID, SIMPLE HUMANITY IN ALL OF US, AND ESPECIALLY, THOSE DESPERATE MOMENTS OF TRUE VULNERABILITY."
- FRANCESCA MCCAFFERY, BLACKBOOK

 

Filmmaker Website

http://martinbonner.com/

cast crew

Directed and Written By: Chad Hartigan 

Produced By: Cherie Saulter 

Starring: Paul EenhoornRichmond Arquette (Fight Club), Sam BuchananRobert Longstreet (Pineapple Express), Demetrius Grosse