Don’t miss the premiere for the theatrical release of the Civil War drama The Retrieval March 14th in Atlanta at Landmark’s Midtown Art Cinema.
According to filmmaker Chris Eska, “Atlanta is a hugely important part of our release for The Retrieval, not only because it’s a key test market before many national campaigns, but also because we want to share its thought-provoking historical story and positive message with the community.” The film will open in New York City at Film Forum on April 2nd before expanding to additional theaters beginning April 18th.
Written and directed by Independent Spirit Award winner Chris Eska (August Evening), The Retrieval is set in 1864, near the end of the Civil War. Will (newcomer Ashton Sanders), a fatherless 13-year-old boy, survives by working with a white bounty hunter gang that sends him to earn the trust of runaway slaves and wanted freedmen in order to lure them back to the South.
On a dangerous mission into the free North to find Nate (Tishuan Scott, a graduate of Morehouse College), a fugitive freedman, things go wrong, and Will and Nate find themselves on the run. As the bond between them unexpectedly grows, Will becomes consumed by conflicting emotions as he faces a gut-wrenching final decision: to betray the father figure he’s finally found, or risk being killed by his gang.
Lisa Arrindell Anderson – Actress and Talkback Moderator
Chris Eska – Writer & Director
Sibyl Avery – Executive Producer and Spelman graduate
Tishaun Scott – Lead actor and Morehouse graduate
Christine Horn – Lead actress and Tri-Cities High School of the Performing Arts Program graduate
See the movie trailer:
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