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  • This is Martin Bonner

    Aug 14th, 2013 | By | Category: DVDs

    This is Martin Bonner
    $19.99 UPC 012233453423 (Street Date: 10/1/2013)
    83 minutes / Color / Widescreen / CC / Dove Family Edited Ages 12+

    Sometimes you have to lose your life in order to find it.

    In this Sundance Award Winning film, two men each search in their quiet solitude to begin a new life.

    Martin Bonner (Paul Eenhoorn) has just moved to Reno from the East Coast, leaving behind his adult children and a life he spent decades building. Having recently declared bankruptcy, he’s working a new job as a volunteer with a Christian organization helping prisoners in their transition to freedom.

    Travis Holloway (Richmond Arquette), a recently released prisoner, 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.

    (Click Dove logo for complete review) “This is a powerful story about working through life’s problems and relationships. We are happy to award our Dove Seal to this film and five Doves, our highest compliment. It is a film that sparks hope for those dealing with difficulties.” –The Dove Foundation (Dove Family Edited for Ages 12+)

    “Poetic” –Variety

    “Four stars…Excellent” –HITFIX

    “An unassuming gem” –The Boston Globe

    “It’s a quiet film but an absorbing one.” –The Hollywood Reporter

    “Paul Eenhoorn’s performance as Bonner is arguably Oscar caliber.” –Libertas Film Magazine

    “A quietly devastating grace note of a film. This Is Martin Bonner, wonderfully acted and something of a minimalist masterpiece, is a striking, moving 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

    “Fascinating…majestic in its believability” –Film Threat

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