Awards


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


"A QUIETLY DEVASTATING GRACE NOTE OF A FILM."THIS IS MARTIN BONNER," WONDERFULLY ACTED AND SOMETHING OF A MINIMALIST MASTERPIECE, IS A STRIKING, MOVIE ODE TO LIVES LIVED DAY TO DAY, EVEN HOUR TO HOUR, IN WHICH THE SMALLEST GESTURE HAS THE POWER TO MAKE ONE HOPEFUL FOR THE NEXT, LIKE A SMALL FIRE GENTLY STOKED."
- THE LOS ANGELES TIMES


"4 STARS. NEAR NOTE-PERFECT... BY THE END OF THIS QUIETLY DEVASTATING CHARACTER STUDY, THE ORDINARY HAS BECOME EXTRAORDINARY."
- TIMEOUT NEW YORK


"INTERESTING AND ENGAGING... FASCINATING... FULFILLS THE EXPECTATIONS OF A FULL, CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE."
- TWITCH FILM


" 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


Synopsis

In this Sundance Award Winning film we discover two men each searching in their quiet solitude to begin a new life amidst an unspoken need for encouragement and support.

Having recently declared bankruptcy, Martin Bonner has just uprooted his life to Reno from the East Coast, leaving behind two adult children and a life he spent decades building. He's working a new job as a volunteer helping prisoners transition to freedom. It's Martin's first job in two years.

Recently released after 12 years in prison and now in the transition program, Travis Holloway is sent back into the world bankrupt of self-esteem as well as of a normal life.

To their surprise their lives and stories begin to converge as they find that they have much in common until their unlikely friendship is put to the test when Travis betrays Martin's trust.


Cast & Crew

Directed and Written By: Chad Hartigan

Produced By: Cherie Saulter

Starring: Paul Eenhoorn , Richmond Arquette (Fight Club), Sam Buchanan , Robert Longstreet (Pineapple Express), Demetrius Grosse


Richmond Arquette
Sam Buchanan
Robert Longstreet
Demetrius Grosse
Kristin Slayman
Poster Art and Stills

This Is Martin Bonner Poster Art




   

2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards






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