Burden

When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy 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, a Klansman whose relationships with both a single-mother and a high-school friend 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. 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.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Andrew Heckler

Cast:

  • Forest Whitaker
  • Garrett Hedlund
  • Tom Wilkinson
  • Usher Raymond IV
  • Tess Harper
  • Andrea Riseborough

Writer:

  • Andrew Heckler

Producers:

  • Robbie Brenner
  • Bill Kenwright

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