The Lighthouse and Uncut Gems lead the nominations for the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards with 5 nominations each, followed by Give Me Liberty with 4 nominations.
Burning Cane (2019)
NAME OF FILM: BURNING CANE
DIRECTOR(S): Phillip Youmans
STARRING: Wendell Pierce, Karen Kaia Livers, Dominique McClellan, Braelyn Kelly.
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Set among the cane fields of rural Louisiana, Burning Cane follows a deeply religious mother struggling to reconcile her convictions of faith with the love she has for her troubled son
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New Orleans Film Festival 2019 to Close with HARRIET + Announces Centerpiece and Competition Films Lineup
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Teen Filmmaker Phillip Youmans’ BURNING CANE, Starring Wendell Pierce, to World Premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
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