Two men, at opposite ends of the social spectrum, find themselves starting new lives in the same, small town and form an unlikely friendship. more
Release DateU.S.This Is Martin Bonner was released on
Friday, June 28, 2013 Limited Release
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
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CompaniesMonterey Media & 1 more
Rating MPAAR for some language and brief sexuality
Martin Bonner has just moved to Nevada from the East Coast, leaving behind his two adult children and a life he spent more than two decades building. He's there working a new job as the volunteer coordinator for a non-profit organization that helps prisoners make the transition from incarceration to freedom. It’s Martin’s first job in two years and he’s recently declared bankruptcy.
At the same time, Travis Holloway, a prisoner in the program, is being released after serving twelve years. Sent back into the world with nothing, Travis also finds life in Reno difficult to adjust to, despite the help from his program sponsor, Steve Helms.
The stories of Martin and Travis slowly converge, as the two men meet and find that they have much in common, not the least of which is an unspoken need for encouragement and support. Their unlikely friendship blossoms but is put to the test when Travis betrays Martin's trust in order to reunite with his estranged daughter.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Premiered to critical acclaim at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the festival's "Best of NEXT" audience award.
- Monterey is planning a summer theatrical release for the film, followed by an awards push in the fall.