If you've been reading the site for awhile then you know I'm a sucker for westerns. I love the genre! Unfortunately, Hollywood doesn't make many of them these days because they aren't significant money makers. Disney is taking a big gamble with The Lone Ranger, and I hope it pays off for them. While we wait for that mega budget movie to come out, we have a good looking indie western that's been made called Dead Man's Burden. The movie comes from Kelly Reichardt (Meek’s Cutoff) and it looks like it could be worth checking out. Here's the synopsis...
The year is 1870, and a fragmented America still strains to pick up the pieces from a savage Civil War. Martha (Clare Bowen) and her husband Heck (David Call) are living on a homestead on the rural New Mexico frontier, struggling 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 plans are complicated when Martha’s oldest brother Wade (Barlow Jacobs)—believed lost in the war—returns to the family homestead. A defector to the Union Army, Wade discovers Martha is hiding secrets of her own. The siblings are torn between a desire to reconcile with the only family they have left, and their clashing convictions.
Dead Man’s Burden hits select theaters on May 3rd.
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