‘BURDEN’ Is An Powerful Film That We all Need To See

Written & Directed by Andrew Heckler, the Audience Award winner at Sundance will blow you away!

Burden is not a horror film, but everything about the Ku Klux Klan is horrifying, and this is a fascinating and inspirational film that we all need to see! Just the trailer brought tears to my eyes.

Based on a true story, writer/director Andrew Heckler has found a tragic and strange piece of history that cries out to be told. I have never been able to wrap my mind around the whys of the behavior of the KKK or how people can be racist. But these horrors exist and we must be aware of them, in order to hopefully stop them someday. If the person portrayed in this film can change, maybe there is a sliver of hope for this world.

Synopsis: When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) resolves to do everything in his power to prevent long-simmering racial tensions from boiling over.

But the members of Kennedy’s congregation are shocked to discover that his plan includes sheltering Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a Klansman whose relationships with both a single-mother (Andrea Riseborough) and a high-school friend (Usher Raymond) force him to re-examine his long-held beliefs.

After Kennedy helps Mike leave behind his violent past, the Baptist preacher finds himself on a collision course with manipulative KKK leader Tom Griffin (Tom Wilkinson). In the face of grave threats to himself and his family, the resolute Kennedy bravely pursues a path toward peace, setting aside his own misgivings in the hopes of healing his wounded community.

From Oscar-nominated filmmaker Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club) and writer/director Andrew Heckler comes this dramatic true story of compassion and grace in the American South.

BURDEN stars: Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Tom Wilkinson, Andrea Riseborough, Tess Harper, Crystal Fox, and Usher


Please watch the trailer here, and go see this amazing film when it comes out in the theaters on February 28th, 2020

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