By Emily Beck
TAP Partner Organization
The Fargo Film Festival is proud to announce the F-M premiere of the award-winning feature We Burn Like This, with special guest Alana Waksman. Writer/director Waksman filmed this, her debut feature, on location in Montana. In 2021 the film premiered at the prestigious Santa Barbara International Film Festival and has since been touring the global festival circuit. We Burn Like This was named Best Narrative Feature of the 2022 Fargo Film Festival.
Alana Waksman is an Ashkenazi writer, director, producer, and first generation descendant of Holocaust survivors from Poland. She is an alum of the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Film & Television Production. While at USC, Alana was chosen as one of ten top directors to co-direct USC’s first feature film, Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha, with the guidance of James Franco. Her short film Blackout, written by David Haskell, received the Audience Award at the LA Shorts Fest, and Best Actor and Best Cinematography at the Women’s Independent Film Festival
We Burn Like This will screen at 7:00pm on Friday, March 18 at the Fargo Theatre. Writer/director Alana Waksman will appear live on stage for a Q&A immediately following the film.
Tickets are $12 and go on sale at 12:00pm on February 15.