Sundance NEXT Review: The Quiet and Wonderful This is Martin Bonner
by Dan Schindel
The world of independent film is mainly populated by the young. This makes sense, since twenty-somethings and early thirty-somethings are the ones who are just getting their foot in the door of the industry. One consequence of this demographic is that a good deal of indie movies are youth-focused. If middle age or, rarely, being elderly are ever addressed, it’s usually with an undercurrent of anxiety about encroaching death. This is Martin Bonner is unusual, even remarkable, in how it is not just about adults butfor adults, addressing the things that come with older life through mature, measured eyes.
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