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The Retrieval

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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 complex...

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    SXSW Winner 'The Retrieval' Acquired by Variance Films

    One year after its 2013 SXSW premiere, Chris Eska's Special Jury Prize winner "The Retrieval" will be theatrically released as of this coming April courtesy of its newfound partnership with Variance Films.

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    SXSW 2013 Wrap: Best in Show, Disappointments and Four Takeaways from a Festival First-Timer

    I got the chance to attend the SXSW Film Festival for my first time this year, and was impressed with the enthusiastic and respectful vibe of the festival, the warm reception from Austin locals and out-of-town festival goers alike, and -- importantly! -- the films. Below, my four takeaways from cove...

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    2013 SXSW Film Awards: 'Short Term 12' Takes Top Narrative Honors, 'William and the Windmill' Wins Documentary Feature

    The Grand Jury and Special Award winners of the 2013 SXSW Film Festival were revealed Tuesday in Austin. Destin Cretton's "Short Term 12," starring Brie Larson and John Gallagher Jr. as foster care workers dealing with their own troubled pasts, has taken the Narrative Feature prize, while Ben Nabors...

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