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Burning Cane

Opens Friday, October 25


    BURNING CANE tells the story of a deeply religious woman’s struggle to reconcile her convictions of faith with the love she has for her alcoholic son and a troubled preacher. Set in rural Louisiana, the film explores the relationships within a southern black protestant community, examining the roots of toxic masculinity, how manhood is defined, and the dichotomous role of religion within the African-American community.

    Official selection: Tribeca Film Festival

    “Phillip Youmans’ moody documentary-like drama turns a handful of downbeat lives in rural Louisiana into a poetic adventure in seeing.” – Variety

    “One of the most exciting black films of the year so far, and it establishes Youmans as mature director with a fully-realized voice despite his youth.” – IndieWire

    • Country USA
    • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
    • Running Time 78 minutes
    • Director Phillip Youmans
    • Writer Phillip Youmans
    • Producer Benh Zeitlin (Executive Producer)
    • Editor Phillip Youmans, Ruby Kline
    • Cinematographer Phillip Youmans
    • Cast Wendell Pierce, Karen Kaia Livers, Dominique McClellan, Braelyn Kelly, E'myri Crutchfield, Cynthia Capers