The film follows Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan who attempts to break away when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for a better life together.
When The Klan seeks Mike out for vengeance, African American Reverend Kennedy (Forest Whitaker) shelters Mike, his girlfriend (Andrea Riseborough) and her son. The black church congregation protects them and accepts them into their community in hopes of teaching Mike about love and acceptance.
Burden is an American drama film, inspired by true events. The film was produced by Robbie Brenner and Bill Kenright, and was written and directed by Andrew Heckler. It premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award.
- Starring : Garrett Hedlund / Forest Whitaker
- Genre : Drama
- Country : United States
- Language : English
- Director : Andrew Heckler
- Production : Bill Kenwright Films / The Fyzz Facility / Unburdened Entertainment / thefyzz
- Distributor : 101 Studios
Burden release date
- January 21, 2018 : USA (Sundance Film Festival)
- August 5, 2018 : USA (Traverse City Film Festival)
- February 28, 2020 : USA
- Garrett Hedlund as Mike Burden
- Forest Whitaker as Reverend Kennedy
- Andrea Riseborough as Judy
- Tom Wilkinson as Tom Griffin
- Tess Harper as Hazel
- Usher Raymond as Clarence Brooks
- Neva Howell as Gina
- Crystal R. Fox as Janice Kennedy
- Dexter Darden as Kelvin Kennedy
- Austin Hébert as Clint
- Anna Colwell as Molly
- Jeff Pope as Cooper
- Jason Davis as Jameson
- Jessejames Locorriere as Dale
- Charles Green as Horace King
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