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Cinedigm Takes Jared Moshé's Western 'Dead Man's Burden' for 2013 Release

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood October 4, 2012 at 5:24PM

Cinedigm has acquired North American rights to release "Dead Man's Burden," from director Jared Moshé. The 1870-set Western premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and is playing this weekend at the Hamptons Int'l Film Festival. Cinedigm plans a 2013 release with a VOD, digital and DVD roll out to follow.
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Dead Man's Burden

Cinedigm has acquired North American rights to release "Dead Man's Burden," from director Jared Moshé. The 1870-set Western premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival and is playing this weekend at the Hamptons Int'l Film Festival. Cinedigm plans a 2013 release with a VOD, digital and DVD roll out to follow.

Cinedigm's Vincent Scordino states that Moshé, who filmed on location in the high desert of northern New Mexico, "has created a classic Western in which his eye for detail and love of the genre come through in every scene." The film stars Clare Bowen, David Call and Barlow Jacobs. Read the synopsis below:

ThePlaylist reviewed the film at LAFF, and declared it "A Stunningly Shot, Slow Burner Of A Classic, Yet Modern Western."

Martha and her husband Heck, who are struggling to make ends meet on the rural New Mexico frontier. 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, presumed dead during the war, returns to the family homestead after learning of their father’s death.

This article is related to: Dead Man's Burden, News, Los Angeles Film Festival, Independents, Western


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.