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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.

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Andrew Heckler

Writer:

Andrew Heckler
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Cast

Credited cast:
Andrea Riseborough ... Judy
Garrett Hedlund ... Mike Burden
Forest Whitaker ... Reverend Kennedy
Tess Harper ... Hazel
Tom Wilkinson ... Tom Griffin
Crystal R. Fox ... Janice Kennedy
Usher Raymond ... Clarence Brooks
Anna Colwell ... Molly
Dexter Darden ... Kelvin Kennedy
Charles Green ... Horace King
Jason Davis ... Jameson
Lindsey Moser ... Mavis
Tian Richards ... Grant
Andrea Maiuro ... Protester (as Andrea Baldwin)
Estes Tarver ... Bob
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Бердэн See more »

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2.39:1
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In the late 90s, Andrew Heckler had actually gone to meet the real Reverend Kennedy in Laurens, South Carolina, after reading about the infamous Redneck Shop & KKK Museum in a newspaper article. After Heckler got the story from Reverend Kennedy, he began drafting the screenplay. See more »

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Riveting and emotionally draining!
6 August 2018 | by jaimeperkinsSee all my reviews

I just finished watching this film at the Traverse City Film Festival, I absolutely cannot rave enough about this film! the cinematography, the acting, the dialogue, everything is absolutely spot on! It is so intense that you, as the viewer, can feel the struggle that Mike Burden is going through and it just captures you and sucks you right in. especially if you know anything about the backstory on it and what really happened. To be honest this film emotionally drained me, I am literally exhausted from watching it. I would even have to go as far as to giving it 6 out of 5 stars, this is one of those do not miss movies!!!!


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