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Independent film ‘Burden’ comes to Free State Festival thanks to local lecturer | Lawrence Journal-World

By Dylan Lysen on September 17, 2018

A connection made 20 years ago helped bring an award-winning film to the Free State Festival this week.

Andrew Heckler, writer and director of the film “Burden,” met Laura Kirk — who is now a University of Kansas film lecturer and a festival advisory board member — when they both lived in New York City in the 1990s, he said. Read more …