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Review: Chris Eska's Meditative, Slow-Burn Civil War Drama 'The Retrieval'

Chris Eska’s beautifully made Civil War drama “The Retrieval,” which opens at Film Forum April 2, 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.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 31, 2014 3:08 PM
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Exclusive Clip: SXSW World Premiere 'The Retrieval' Follows a Budding Friendship Set Against Civil War Bounty Hunting

Check out this clip from "The Retrieval," an African-American Civil War drama having its world premiere in the SXSW Narrative Competition section on March 11. The film is directed by Texan helmer Chris Eska, whose "August Evening" took home the John Cassavetes Award at the 2008 Independent Spirit Awards.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 7, 2013 11:46 AM
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