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WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY CHRIS ESKA
A white bounty hunter and his gang, a black man and his young nephew who work for him by entrapping others, and the black man who is their prey set the drama in motion. Superb acting by all the principals illuminates the struggles of conscience they experience – both universal and timeless – even as a disastrous war rages around them.
USA • 2013 • 94 MINS. • VARIANCE FILMS
“Chris Eska’s beautifully made Civil War drama THE RETRIEVAL, which was awarded the SXSW Grand Jury Prize for lead actor Tishuan Scott’s performance, is a quietly stirring journey into America’s ravaged heartland of 1864. It follows three black men, two fully grown and one barely on the cusp of adolescence, as they walk north and navigate the complexities of survival, self-interest and slowly emerging friendship.”
– Beth Hanna, Indiewire