Written and directed by Chad Hartigan, this touching, uncommonly humane drama centers on the tenuous friendship between two lonely older men. The title character (Paul Eenhoorn), an Australian expatriate divorced from his wife and estranged from his grown son, has recently moved to Reno for a job helping paroled prisoners at a Christian rehabilitation center; Travis Holloway (Richmond Arquette), a parolee in the program, is haunted by the crime that put him away and painfully alone on the outside. Hartigan is only 31, but he’s remarkably attuned to the lost connections and blocked avenues of middle age, and both Arquette and Eenhoorn are exceptional. The powerfully austere string score is by Keegan DeWitt.
This Is Martin Bonner
R • 1 hour 23 min • 2013