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Ballad of Lefty Brown Trailer Has Bill Pullman Seeking Justice

Ballad of Lefty Brown Trailer Has Bill Pullman Seeking Justice
A24 Films has released the first trailer for their upcoming Western The Ballad of Lefty Brown, which hits theaters this December and could be a dark horse Oscar candidate. Since most of the Oscar candidates won't be released until either November of December, it's tough to tell which films could be contenders or not, but with a stellar cast and a classic revenge Western, it wouldn't be surprising if A24 goes for back-to-back Best Picture Oscars this year, after winning with Moonlight last year. Still, we have a long way to go before the awards season starts coming into focus, but this may very well be one film to keep your eye on.

When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner, the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda), he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend's gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across
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How to Watch 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' Before Disc

Check out what's new to rent and own this week on the various streaming services such as cable On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, and, of course, Netflix. Cable On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pre-theatrical exclusives for rent, priced from $3-$10, in 24- or 48-hour periods Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (action horror; Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton; also available in 3D; rated R) Movie 43 (ensemble comedy; Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Naomi Watts, Dennis Quaid; rated R) Snitch (action; Dwayne Johnson, Barry Pepper; rated PG-13) As Cool As I Am (comedy; Claire Danes, James Marsden; also available in theaters; rated R) Dead Man's Burden (Western; Barlow Jacobs, Claire Bowen; unrated) Twixt (horror; Val Kilmer, Elle Fanning; available now...

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Universal to Shop Cinedigm's DVDs, Blu-Rays

Universal Home Entertainment will now sell DVDs and Blu-rays of award-winning films such as "The Invisible War," "Gasland" and "Waste Land" per a new multi-year agreement with independent studio Cinedigm, the two companies announced on Monday. Cinedigm boasts a library of more than 5,000 titles thanks to its 2012 acquisition of New Video, which was a massive aggregator of movies and TV shows. Cinedigm also distributes new original work, and its upcoming slate of releases includes Jared Moshe's "Dead Man's Burden" and Dante Ariola's "Arthur Newman." Cinedigm will continue to oversee the
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Confident Debut Dead Man's Burden Tries a Turn at a Mythic Genre

Confident Debut Dead Man's Burden Tries a Turn at a Mythic Genre
The weight of genre is a curious thing. First-time filmmakers venturing into codified realms of storytelling can get trapped by anxiety of influence, either rebelling too harshly against norms or overzealously embracing them. Director Jared Moshe does neither in his assured debut feature, Dead Man's Burden. A western with some unexpected noir elements, the film takes on two of the most iconic genres in American cinema, yet treats its story with quiet, matter-of-fact confidence, rather than overly stylizing it to align with notions of romanticized myth. Civil War defector Wade McCurry (Barlow Jacobs) returns home after a long absence to investigate his father's death, which he believes may not have been an accident, as his sister, Martha (Clare Bowen), and her husband, Heck (Davi...
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What Are You Seeing This Weekend? 'There's Something In The Air' With 'Iron Man 3' & 'The Iceman'

It's a man's man's man's world. And while James Brown told us that "it don't mean nothing without a woman," what he forgot to mention is that she's probably never getting top billing. At least not this weekend. If we leave the titles aside -- "Iron Man 3," "The Iceman," and "Dead Man's Burden" -- there's still barely a female lead or a subject centered on women to be found, unless we're counting feminine dominance in vampire loving circles. The theater docket showcases superheroes, contract killers, rock stars, student protesters, psychotherapists, cowboys, and magicians and yet -- despite all that variety -- nary a one of them are women. Not that there isn't still plenty to love -- a solid blockbuster franchise returns, the always arresting Michael Shannon gets another turn at badassery, the Cassavetes family continues its industry legacy, and 35mm celluloid gets its due in a Western. So let us know,
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Podcast: Reviewing 'Iron Man 3' with K. Jagz of The Playlist

Covering a lot of ground in this Friday's episode including a lot of news from recent headlines along with an extended review of Iron Man 3 with Kevin Jagernauth (aka K. Jagz and Da Juggz) from The Playlist. We also get into our usual assortment of games, take your questions and voicemails and much, much more. I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a voice mail and we'll add those to the show and respond directly. An alternative to that option is a new way of leaving us a voicemail directly from your computer. Just click here and no matter where you live in the world, all you
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Exclusive: New Set of Stylish Alternative Posters For Indie Western 'Dead Man's Burden'

The marketing campaign for the independent Western "Dead Man's Burden" has so far showcased some of the best aspects of the film, with a trailer showing off the gorgeous 35mm cinematography and darkly violent nature of the film's story. And today we have an exclusive set of alternative posters for the movie. "Dead Man's Burden" is a neo-classical Western that adheres closely to the look and style of traditional films in the genre, while bringing a dark and distinctly modern slant to the story of a family torn apart by the Civil War and caught in the crosshairs of a modernizing West.  The first poster on display is a stylized illustration giving an evocative hint at the tenor of the piece, while the other is a daguerrotype-style profile portrait of Barlow Jacobs, who plays the estranged, Civil War vet brother of Martha (Clare Bowen of "Nashville" fame), who is looking
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How I Made a Western On an Ultra Low Budget: 'Dead Man's Burden''s Jared Moshe Shares His Secrets (and a Scene) From His Debut

How I Made a Western On an Ultra Low Budget: 'Dead Man's Burden''s Jared Moshe Shares His Secrets (and a Scene) From His Debut
This appears to be the summer that indie film goes genre, with Jared Moshe's microbudget, naturalistic Western "Dead Man's Burden" fitting in nicely beside "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" as a new revision to the genre. Shot by Robert Hauer on 35mm, "Dean Man's Burden" is filled with sweeping, gorgeous visuals of its Civil War south setting, earning a great deal of praise when it debuted at the La Film Festival. Starring a trio of indie-approved character actors, the slow burning "Burden" breathes some life into the Western filmmaking. Below, in an exclusive to Indiewire, Moshe shares how he did it. The film opens in select theaters May 3. ______________________________ When I told people I wanted to make an ultra low budget western I was usually met with a cocked eyebrow and a look of incredulity. Did I know how much movie horses cost? And period clothing, isn't that expensive? I did know,
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Exclusive: Tension mounts in 'Dead Man's Burden' clip

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Exclusive: Tension mounts in 'Dead Man's Burden' clip
Friday may kick off the summer movie season, but it's also when the art house begins to get a boost as programmers try to offer alternative fare to the superhero battles and R-rated comedies that will overrun the local multiplex.  One new drama that will vie for moviegoers attention is Cinedigm's period drama "Dead Man's Burden." Directed by Jared Moshe, "Dead Man's Burden" is set in 1870's New Mexico, the story focuses on a married couple (Clare Bowen, David Call) whose plans to sell their land to a mining company are complicated by the surprise return of an older sibling, Wade (Barlow...
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Summer Movie Preview: The 50 Indies You Must See (Part 2)

Summer Movie Preview: The 50 Indies You Must See (Part 2)
Indiewire's epic summer movie preview continues today with part 2 of our 5 part series highlight 50 indie films we think you should see this summer. Head back over to part 1 for a full introduction and the first batch of films (which, like below, are listed in alphabetical order). Dead Man's Burden (May 3) Director: Jared Moshe Cast: Barlow Jacobs, Clare Bowen, David Call Distributor: Cinedigm Criticwire Average: 5 critics gave it a B average Why is it a "Must See"? This appears to be the summer that indie film goes genre, with Jared Moshe's microbudget, naturalistic Western "Dead Man's Burden" fitting in nicely beside "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" as a new revision to the genre. Shot by Robert Hauer on 35mm, the film is filled with sweeping, gorgeous visuals of its Civil War south setting, earning a great deal of praise when it debuted at the La Film Festival. Starring a trio of indie-approved character actors,
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2013 Summer Movie Preview Guide: May

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We are midway through the month of April, and we’re starting to get bombarded with trailers and TV spots from some of the hottest upcoming films. This means only one thing: the Summer movie season is almost upon us. With the wealth of films (both big and not so big), it’s easy for moviegoers to be overwhelmed when it comes to choosing, thus, as we have in years past, we present our Summer Movie Guide. We’re bringing all the details on the upcoming films (trailers, synopsis’, and more) so you know what’s hitting, when, and decide for yourself if it’s worth your time.

Hard to believe that we’re on the cusp of yet another Summer movie season, one of the most active and exciting times of movie buffs. There’s no shortage of blockbuster style films this year, along with several that some have
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Watch: Indie Western 'Dead Man's Burden' Gets a Moody, Gorgeous Trailer

Watch: Indie Western 'Dead Man's Burden' Gets a Moody, Gorgeous Trailer
Barlow Jacobs first caught our attention when he appeared opposite Michael Shannon in Jeff Nichols' feature film debut "Shotgun Stories." While Shannon's profile has risen to huge heights since the 2007 drama, Jacobs has remained relatively below the radar, continuing to deliver solid work in films as varied as the Sundance hit comedy "Great World of Sound," Joe Swanberg's "Alexander the Last" and the experimental horror film "The Oregonian." For more trailers, be sure to visit Indiewire's Indie Trailer Page. His latest film, the indie post Civil War western "Dead Man's Burden," drew rave reviews at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it world last year. In his glowing review out of Laff, Indiewire's Eric Kohn said the film did "justice to its western roots." The directorial debut of indie producer Jared Moshé is a spectacular looking drama in which Jacobs gives a commanding turn as Wade, a former
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Trailer for a New Western Called Dead Man's Burden

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,
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Watch: Trailer For 'Dead Man's Burden' Showcases The Gorgeous Cinematography & Violence Of This Slow Burner Classic Western

Today brings the debut of the trailer for the western "Dead Man's Burden," directed by first-time director Jared Moshé and starring Barlow Jacobs, David Call ("Tiny Furniture," "Nobody Walks") and "Nashville" ingenue Clare Bowen. We caught the film at the Los Angeles Film Festival last year, and found the classic throwback western tale of family drama, violence and intrigue to be "moody, violent, classic, yet modern," and hailed its stunning 35 mm photography of the American Southwest.  The trailer showcases all of those aspects and doesn't shy away from emphasizing the many gunshots that ring out during this family tragedy that is "a meditation on morality, survival, and the sometimes tenuous ties that bind families together," as we noted in our review. The gorgeous cinematography is also on display as well as the intense performances by the three leads. It's a slow burner of a western that ripples with tension and
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Cinedigm Acquires Rights to Jared Moshé's Laff Western 'Dead Man's Burden'

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Cinedigm Acquires Rights to Jared Moshé's Laff Western 'Dead Man's Burden'
Cinedigm Entertainment Group has acquired North American distribution rights to writer-director Jared Moshé’s Western “Dead Man’s Burden.” The company plans a 2013 theatrical release followed by digital, VOD and DVD releases. Clare Bowen, David Call and Barlow Jacobs star in the post-Civil War-era story of a couple dealing with a mining company that is trying to buy their New Mexico land. The film had its premiere at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival and will next screen at the Hamptons International Film Festival. Read More: Laff Review: Jared Moshé's 'Dead Man's Burden' Does Justice To Its Western Roots Veronica Nickel produced the project; Jennifer Chikes, Ruth Mutch and Nick Quested are executive producers. “Jared has created a classic Western in which his eye for detail and love of the genre come through in every scene,” said Cinedigm acquisitions exec Vincent Scordino. “The result...
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Cinedigm Takes Jared Moshé's Western 'Dead Man's Burden' for 2013 Release

Cinedigm Takes Jared Moshé's Western 'Dead Man's Burden' for 2013 Release
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,
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Cinedigm Acquires North American Rights to 'Dead Man's Burden'

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Cinedigm Acquires North American Rights to 'Dead Man's Burden'
Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp. has acquired North American distribution rights to writer-director Jared Moshé's "Dead Man's Burden," the company announced in a statement on Thursday. The film, which premiered at the 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival, will screen at the Hamptons International Film Festival this weekend.  Cinedigm's theatrical distribution will begin in 2013, with subsequent roll out across on-demand, digital and DVD. Set in 1870 in the aftermath of the Civil War, the film tells the story of Martha (Claire Bowen) and her husband Heck (David Call) who are struggling to make ends
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Project of the Day: A Young Boy Runs Away on the Subway

Project of the Day: A Young Boy Runs Away on the Subway
Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite. In the meantime: Is this a movie you’d want to see? Tell us in the comments. "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors" Tweetable Logline: When an autistic boy runs away from his immigrant family into the NYC subway, he forces his family to reconcile their differences. Elevator Pitch: When a young autistic boy runs away from his Mexican-immigrant family on the fringes of New York City, he embarks on an odyssey that forces his splintered family to reconcile their differences. Production Team: Director: Sam Fleishner ("Wah Do Dem") Producers: Veronica Nickel ("Dead Man's Burden," "Nor'easter"), Craig Shilowich ("Frozen River," "Dark Horse"), SeeThink Films, M ss ng P eces Dp: Adam Jandrup Production Design: Sara White About the...
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Futures: 'Dead Man's Burden' Star Barlow Jacobs Talks About His Role in 'The Master'

Futures: 'Dead Man's Burden' Star Barlow Jacobs Talks About His Role in 'The Master'
Why He's On Our Radar: Barlow Jacobs first caught our attention when he appeared opposite Michael Shannon in Jeff Nichols' feature film debut "Shotgun Stories." While Shannon's profile has risen to huge heights since the 2007 drama, Jacobs has remained relatively below the radar, continuing to deliver solid work in films as varied as the Sundance hit comedy "Great World of Sound," Joe Swanberg's "Alexander the Last," and the experimental horror film "The Oregonian." He also wrote, produced and starred in "Low and Behold," which also premiered at Sundance, and was inspired by his need to evacuate New Orleans before Katrina hit. His latest film, the indie post Civil War western "Dead Man's Burden," drew rave reviews at the Los Angeles Film Festival where it world premiered a couple of weeks back. The directorial debut of indie producer Jared Moshé is a spectacular looking drama in which Jacobs...
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Dead Man’s Burden | Review - La Film Fest 2012

Director: Jared Moshé Starring: Clare Bowen, Barlow Jacobs, David Call Dead Man's Burden is clearly made by someone who unabashedly loves the western genre, though writer-director Jared Moshé does make some notable updates to the genre. Most importantly, Moshé places a strong female character in the lead role, a character -- Martha McCurry (Clare Bowen) -- whose closest cinematic kin would be Michelle Williams' Emily in Meek's Cutoff.
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