Variance Films will partner with Chris Eska for the theatrical release of Civil War drama The Retrieval.

Following a preview engagement starting on March 14 in Atlanta, the film will open in New York on April 2 prior to expansion on April 18.

Eska wrote and directed the 1864-set tale of a fatherless 13-year-old boy who corrals runaway slaves and freemen for a white bounty hunter gang.

Newcomer Ashton Sanders and Tishuan Scott star and Scott earned the breakthrough acting prize at SXSW 2013.

Jacob Esquivel and Jason Wehling produced The Retrieval and Alan Berg, Tom Borders and Sibyl Avery Jackson served as executive producers.

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