Burning Cane

a/k/a The Glory

Release Date:  11/6/19 – Netflix
Genre:  Drama
Rating:  NR
Director:  Phillip Youmans
Studio(s):   Denizen Pictures, Array Releasing.
Running Time: 77 mins.

Cast:   Wendell Pierce (Reverend Tillman), Karen Kaia Livers (Helen Wayne), Dominique McClellan (Daniel Wayne), Braelyn Kelly (Jeremiah Wayne), Emyri Crutchfield (Sherry Bland).

Story:   Burning Cane tells the story of a deeply religious woman’s (Karen Kaia Livers) struggle to reconcile her convictions of faith with the love she has for her alcoholic son (Dominique McClellan) and a troubled preacher (Wendell Pierce).  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 and faith.  Source:  Slashfilm.com.


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