Indie film corner: ‘This is Martin Bonner’

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The movie “This is Martin Bonner” will be presented at USCB Center For the Arts on Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m.

In this Sundance Award Winning film, two men each search in their quiet solitude to begin a new life amidst an unspoken need for encouragement and support.

Martin Bonner has just moved to Reno from the East Coast, leaving behind his two adult children and a life he spent more than two decades building.  Having recently declared bankruptcy, he’s working as a volunteer helping prisoners transition to freedom.  It’s Martin’s first job in two years.

Travis Holloway, a recently released prisoner in the program, sent back into the work world with nothing , also finds life difficult to adjust to.  The lives and stories of Martin and Travis begin to converge as the find that they have much in common. Their unlikely friendship blossoms but is put to the test when Travis betrays Martins trust. “The writer and director, Chad Hartigan, transforms the potentially maudlin premise into a luminous reach for grace,” said Richard Brody of The New Yorker.

Tickets for adults are $7, seniors $6, students $5. Call USCB Center for the Arts box office at 843-521-4145 or purchase day of performance. Box office opens one hour prior to show time.