The show of love can be more potent than the display of hate. In Burden, it’s a compelling story about between a priest and a former Klansman as the community is split from racial tensions. They’re going to risk it all in the pursuit of peace in a very divided society.
101 Studios released a new trailer that stars Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy, Mudbound), Forest Whitaker (The Last King of Scotland, Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton, The Grand Budapest Hotel), Andrea Riseborough (Birdman, Oblivion), Tess Harper (No Country for Old Men, Crimes of the Heart), Crystal Fox (Driving Miss Daisy, In the Heat of the Night) and Usher Raymond IV (The Faculty, Killers).
Here’s the official synopsis of the movie:
When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a small South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy (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 (Hedlund), a Klansman whose relationships with both a single-mother (Riseborough), a high school friend (Raymond) force him to re-examine his long-held beliefs. After Kennedy helps Mike leave his violent past, the Baptist preacher finds himself in a collision course with manipulative KKK Tom Griffin (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.
The true story of Burden is written and directed by Andrew Heckler in his directorial debut. It is produced by Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club) and Bill Kenwright (Broken).
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Burden will be in select theaters on Friday, February 28.
Check out the trailer and poster below.
Source: 101 Studios