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Premieres ArchiveRarities (past events)Repertory Series Archive(Some of) The Best of 2019

Burning Cane


2019 • dir Phillip Youmans w/ Karen Kaia Livers, Dominique McClellan, Wendell Pierce, Braelyn Kelly • 77 min • DCP

Set among the cane fields of rural Louisiana, BURNING CANE follows a deeply religious woman struggling to reconcile her faith with the love she has for her troubled, self-destructive son, while also witnessing her dejected pastor’s decline. With a spare, haunting filmmaking style, Phillip Youmans – who shot BURNING CANE while still in high school – captures the daily lives of the characters and the natural beauty of the area.

NYTimes Critic’s Pick! “BURNING CANE is short and difficult. It does not aspire to entertain. Its realism is shot through with a constant dull ache.”
– Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

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Friday 1/17
at 5:30, 7:15 PM
Saturday 1/18
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