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Burden (2018)

Ku Klux Klansman Mike Burden opens the Redneck Shop and KKK museum in historic Laurens, SC. He subsequently falls in love with a single mom, and, under her influence, quits the Klan and is taken in by an African American Reverend.

Director:

Andrew Heckler

Writer:

Andrew Heckler
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrea Riseborough ... Judy
Garrett Hedlund ... Mike Burden
Forest Whitaker ... Reverend Kennedy
Tom Wilkinson ... Tom Griffin
Tess Harper ... Hazel
Crystal Fox ... Janice Kennedy (as Crystal R. Fox)
Usher Raymond ... Clarence Brooks
Anna Colwell ... Molly
Jason Davis ... Jameson
Austin Hébert ... Clint
Dexter Darden ... Kelvin Kennedy
Tia Hendricks ... Toosie Brooks
Joshua Burge ... Ronny
Charles Green ... Horace King
Lindsey Moser ... Mavis
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Based on the inspiring true story of the bridging of one of the biggest racial divides imaginable. Mike Burden, a rising leader in Ku Klux Klan, attempts to break away from the Klan when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for the better life they can build together. When the Klan seeks Mike out for vengeance, an African American Reverend takes in Mike, his girlfriend and her son, protecting them, and accepting them into their community. Together, Burden and Kennedy fight to overcome the Klan's efforts.

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A young man's love affair puts him in deadly peril with the Southern community that raised him.

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Бердэн See more »

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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Forest Whitaker and Usher Raymond previously worked together in Light It Up (1999). See more »

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Remarkable Story, Excellently Recounted
27 January 2018 | by dhubinSee all my reviews

This is a remarkable story of a man's redemption and those who made it possible through courage and love. There are elements, including the name of the central character and an ironic twist that would seem like artifacts of a writer's mind, but they were not--real people, the events that happened to them, and how they chose to respond to those events, provided a story that called out to be told. Writer/director Andrew Heckler does an amazing job telling the story and the cast is terrific.


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