BURDEN

By Andrew HECKLER

LIONSGATE - as SALES All rights, International

Drama - Completed 2017

Inspired by true events, BURDEN tells the incredible journey of one man’s most unexpected transformation and redemption through the power of love. BURDEN follows Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), an orphan raised by a family with ties to the Ku Klux Klan who breaks away when the girl he’s fallen for ur

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Sundance Film Festival 2018
U.S. Dramatic Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2017
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • N/A
    • Duration
    • 129 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrew HECKLER
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrew HECKLER
    • Producer(s)
    • Robbie BRENNER
    • Synopsis
    • Mike Burden (Garret Hedlund) is a taciturn repo man rising through the ranks of the Ku Klux Klan in small-town South Carolina, 1996. Orphaned as a child, he is fiercely loyal to local Klan leader and toxic father figure Tom Griffin (a terrifying Tom Wilkinson). But Burden has a change of heart when he falls for Judy (Andrea Riseborough), a single mother who stirs his social conscience. His violent break from the Klan sends him into the open arms of Reverend Kennedy (Forest Whitaker), an idealistic African American preacher, who offers him safety and a shot at redemption.
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