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First Look: Gorgeous Images From LAFF Narrative Competitor ‘Dead Man’s Burden’

First Look: Gorgeous Images From LAFF Narrative Competitor 'Dead Man's Burden'

Producer Jared Moshe (“Silver Tongues,” “Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel”) makes the leap to the director’s chair with his debut feature “Dead Man’s Burden.” The Western, starring Barlow Jacobs (“Shotgun Stories”), David Call (“Tiny Furniture”) and newcomer Clare Bowen, is making its world premiere in the Narrative Competition at the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival (June 14-24).

Below check out two exclusive photos of the film. Here’s the official synopsis:

The year is 1870, and a fragmented America still strains to pick up the pieces from a savage Civil War. Martha (Bowen) and her husband Heck (Call) are living on a homestead Martha’s father purchased on the rural New Mexico frontier and struggle to make ends meet. When a mining company expresses interest in buying their land, Martha and Heck see their ticket to a better life.

Their hopeful plans are soon complicated when Martha’s oldest brother Wade (Barlow Jacobs, “Shotgun Stories”)—whom she had thought killed during the war —returns to the family homestead after learning of their father’s death. A defector to the Union Army, Wade soon discovers that Martha is hiding secrets of her own. As the two siblings become reacquainted, torn between a desire to reconcile with the only family they have left and their clashing convictions, tension and suspicion continue to mount.

The film premieres June 16.

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