Tishaun Scott & Ashton Sanders/ Photo Credit: TrulyMovingPictures.com

Posted by | Ray Cornelius  

2013 BronzeLens Film Festival Winner The Retrieval  opens in theaters nationwide today.

Set in 1864, near the end of the Civil War, The Retrieval  follows Will, a fatherless 13-year-old boy, who 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.

While on a dangerous mission into the free North to find Nate, 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.

The Retrieval  is written and directed by Independent Spirit Award winner Chris Eska and produced by Sybil Avery Jackson. The film also features the talents of Tishaun Scott, Christine Horn and newcomers Ashton Sanders and Raven Ledeatte.

Check out the trailer below as well as a few photos from the film’s recent Atlanta Premiere:

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 Tishaun Scott, Chris Eska, Christine Horn, Sybil Avery Jackson, Ashton Sanders and Raven Ledeatte

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 Actress Lisa Arrindell-Anderson hosted Q&A with cast, writer and director

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 The Retrieval  cast along with writer and director during Q&A Session

 The Retrieval  opens in Atlanta on March 14 for limited engagement at The Landmark Theater.

Click here for ticket information.

Photo Credits: Daniel Morris