Overview

Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up
By Lucy Alibar
Directed by Ryan Rilette
Streaming on demand May 3 – 30, 2021

A small Florida farmhouse on a watermelon field may not seem like much, but for one little girl, it’s where magic happens. It’s where her father runs with her every  morning, plays Sam Cooke on the radio, and defends death row inmates who have no one else to stand up for them. Oscar-nominated author Lucy Alibar (Beasts of the Southern Wild) presents an unforgettable story about her childhood as a fourth grader and part-time legal secretary. Told through a series of heartfelt and irreverent vignettes, Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up is a one-woman love letter to family, the South, and the belief that everyone deserves a defender.

Throw Me on the Burnpile and Light Me Up is sponsored by Nan Beckley and Patti & Jerry Sowalsky.

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