The Retrieval opens exclusively to Chicago's AMC River East 21 today. Actors Aston Sanders and Tishuan Scott are scheduled to attend select screenings for Q&A sessions.
The production of spectacle in contemporary blockbusters, particularly of the superhero variety, has become such a crutch that it often times fails to produce the intended imagery. Millions of dollars are dispensed into producing artificial Playstation-esque universes that it often times feels like a regression in visual construction rather than one that progresses the art. So when a microbudget film like Chris Eska’s The Retrieval attempts to produce a sense of spectacle through limited economic means, there’s an immediate sense of intimacy to his creations. It’s through this spectacle of economy that Eska impresses most; where there’s an independent spirit of sincerity and grit that pervades every frame of The Retrieval.Read More