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Austin director Chris Eska’s “The Retrieval” to be released by Variance

Joe Gross
jgross@statesman.com

Variance Films will release Austin director Chris Eska’s Civil War-era film “The Retrieval” in theaters starting April 2 in New York at the Film Forum, with a national platform expansion to follow April 18.

The film won the Special Jury Prize for Acting at the 2013 SXSW Film Festival and stars Ashton Sanders, Tishuan Scott, and Keston John.

The film also picked up awards last year at the Phoenix Film Festival, Ashland Independent Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival and elsewhere.