When a museum celebrating the Ku Klux Klan opens in a South Carolina town, the idealistic Reverend Kennedy strives to keep the peace even as he urges the group's Grand Dragon to disavow his racist past.


Andrew Heckler


Andrew Heckler
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Garrett Hedlund ... Mike Burden
Andrea Riseborough ... Judy
Forest Whitaker ... Reverend Kennedy
Tom Wilkinson ... Tom Griffin
Usher ... Clarence Brooks (as Usher Raymond IV)
Crystal Fox ... Janice Kennedy
Austin Hébert ... Clint (as Austin Hebert)
Dexter Darden ... Kelvin Kennedy
Taylor Gregory ... Franklin
Tia Hendricks ... Toosie Brooks
Devin Bright ... Duane Brooks
Joshua Burge ... Ronny
Tess Harper ... Hazel Griffin
Anna Colwell ... Molly
Bryan Hibbard ... Gus


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 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.

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

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Rated R for disturbing violent content, and language throughout including racial epithets | See all certifications »

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A scene which plays during the end credits shows the real people this screenplay was based upon--Mike Burden, Judy and Reverend Kennedy. See more »


Mike Burden: [to Reverend Kennedy] Sir, if I call you my enemy, I'll walk through Heaven and I will punch God just to get to you. If I call you my friend, I'll walk through Hell and I'll slap the devil for you.
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Caught this at Sundance
3 March 2020 | by johnjbudion-89927See all my reviews

I remember seeing this title at Sundance in 2018. Outside of needing some editing in the second Act, I thought it was an extremely moving and solid film. Garrett Hedlund is mesmerizing in his performance, and I especially enjoy stories that are based on true events. Courage, love, and redemption. Thank you Mr. Hedlund. I look forward to your future projects, and maybe we will work together one day. Highly recommend this film.

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9 June 2020 (Canada) See more »

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