BURDEN – Written & Directed by Andrew Heckler | Starring Garrett Hedlund and Forest Whitaker

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Written & Directed by Andrew Heckler

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

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.

DISTRIBUTOR | 101 Studios

WRITER & DIRECTOR | Andrew Heckler

PRODUCERS | Robbie Brenner, Bill Kenwright

CAST | Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Tom Wilkinson, Andrea Riseborough, Tess Harper, Crystal Fox, Usher

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