A Conversation with Jared Moshé, writer and director of “Dead Man’s Burden”, January 30, 2014
Small in scale but with a grand visual ambition, “Dead Man’s Burden” draws nourishment from its burned-out desert setting and ambling pace. Shooting on richly textured 35-millimeter film, the cinematographer Robert Hauer translates Mr. Moshé’s evident love for the genre into images that honor their inspirations without mimicking them. And if things get a little baggy in the middle, just wait; when a woman in a western is as wedded to her firearm as Martha, there can be only two possible outcomes to her story. from NY Times Review, by Jeannette Catsoulis, May 2, 2013
I’ve often written about the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) in this blog. It is a great institution. I became a member a year or two after it opened. It has three theaters that show fine first run features, a full time educational program for children and adults and it has a number of special events and many different film series.
One of the series that I’m particularly fond of is the Local Element: Works from Westchester. Here’s how the JBFC website describes it:
LOCAL ELEMENT: Works from Westchester was created with the intent of providing a public platform to showcase new work, foster emerging talent and help build a stronger sense of community among area filmmakers with JBFC at the nexus. The series will run throughout the year and will highlight the best short and feature length documentaries, narratives, experimental and music videos from local residents.
Tonight we’ll be talking about this film and the many other films he’s been involved with—more often then not in the role of Producer.
Click here for the Hellenic Public Radio/Cosmos FM website so you can hear the conversation as it streams live at 7pm tonight. Or listen to it live at WNYE, 91.5fm, at 7pm tonight.