This Is Martin Bonner

Chad Hartigan | 2013 | Drama |83 minutes | USA

Synopsis

This is Marin Bonner is a warm and perceptive meditation on friendship, human connection and getting a second chance at life. Fifty-something Martin Bonner (Paul Eenhorn) leaves his old life behind and relocates to Reno, where he finds work helping released prisoners transition to life outside, while trying his hand at speed dating and passing time as a soccer referee on the weekends. Meanwhile, Travis Holloway (Richmond Arquette) has just been released from prison after serving 12 years. Surprising both of them, Travis and Martin form an unlikely friendship that offers them reciprocal support and understanding. 

  • A remarkably beautiful film.
    Film Comment
  • Playful, Dirty, Edgy, Wondrous.
    ScreenAnarchy
  • Not only bold, but intelligent and inventive.
    IONCINEMA
  • As fluid and light as the heroes that are transfomed before us.
    FLIX
 

Nominations

Venice Days Award


CAST

 

Martin

Patrick

Diana

Steve

Paul Eenhorn

Richmond Arquette

Sam Buchanan

Robert Longstreet