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‘Burn Country’ Exclusive Clip: Former War Journalist Discovers Violence In Northern California Town

The film's breakout star Dominic Rains won Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

Burn Country

“Burn Country”

Samuel Goldwyn Films/Orion Pictures

This year’s Tribeca Film Festival finished up in April, and some of the festival’s films are receiving theatrical releases around the end of the year. One of these films is “Burn Country,” formerly known as “The Fixer,” which follows former war journalist Osman (Dominic Rains) who lands in a small bohemian town in Northern California working as a crime reporter for the local newspaper. Living on the couch of his friend’s mother (Melissa Leo) and eager to get to work, he befriends local townsfolk, like hot tub craftsman Lindsay (James Franco) and local actress Sandra (Rachel Brosnahan). But when Lindsay goes missing, Osman goes after him and discovers corruption and violence that run deep. Watch an exclusive clip from the film below.

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The film is co-written and directed by Ian Olds. He has previously directed the documentaries “Occupation: Dreamland,” about an infantry squad in Fallujah during the early days of the Iraq War, “Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi,” about the kidnapping of a “fixer” who aided foreign journalists by the Taliban, and “Francophrenia (Or Don’t Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is),” which is a thriller comprised of TV footage of James Franco’s guest-starring appearances on “General Hospital.”

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“Burn Country” made its world premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival where Dominic Rains won Best Actor in a U.S. Narrative Feature for his performance. It will be released in select theaters and on VOD on December 9 from Samuel Goldwyn Films and Orion Pictures.


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