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Dead Man’s Burden

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**OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2012 Los Angeles Film Festival**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2012 Hamptons International Film Festival**
**OFFICIAL SELECTION: 2012 New Orleans Film Festival**

 


 

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.

 

 
Source: Cinedigm Entertainment Group
 

 

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