This Is Martin Bonner
Jeffrey Overstreet writes about This Is Martin Bonner in his essay on two underlooked films that deserve your notice for their fine craftsmanship and grace-filled narratives.
I watched This Is Martin Bonner hoping it would be one of those modestly admirable independent features that win festival buzz each year. (It did, after all, win major awards at the Boston Independent Film Festival, the Florida Film Festival, the Nashville Film Festival, the Sarasota Film Festival, and Sundance.)
What I discovered instead is one of those rare films that I purchase for my own collection and then eagerly loan to one friend after another.