Burden Movie

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Who's Involved:

Garrett Hedlund, Tom Wilkinson, Forest Whitaker, Andrea Riseborough, Robbie Brenner, Tess Harper, Usher Raymond, Bill Kenwright, Andrew Heckler, Crystal Fox

Release Date:

Friday, February 28, 2020 (Limited)

disturbing violent content, and language throughout including racial epithets

Runtime: 2 hrs, 9 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker (The Butler, Black Panther) and Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound) star in a powerful and timely true-story of faith and love overcoming hate. Set in a small South Carolina town scarred from deep-rooted racism in the mid-nineties, an unlikely friendship forms when an African American Reverend (Whitaker) shelters Mike Burden (Hedlund) a KKK member, along with his girlfriend Judy, a single mother played by Andrea Riseborough. Through his faith and love, Reverend Kennedy helps Mike leave his violent past in the Klan ultimately helping to heal the community.

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Who stars in Burden: Cast List

"Unbroken" , "The Marsh King’s Daughter"  

"The Electrical Life of Louis Wain" , "The Grudge "  

"Respect" , "Finding Steve McQueen"  

"SAS: Red Notice" , "The Samaritan"  

"The Evening Hour" , "Frank"  

"Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace"  

"Step in the Name of Love" , "In the Mix"  

Who's making Burden: Crew List

A look at the Burden behind-the-scenes crew and production team.


Robbie Brenner


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Production: What we know about Burden?

Key Facts

  1. Based on a true story.

Filming Timeline

  1. August 2019: The film was in Completed status.

Burden Release Date: When was the film released?

Burden was released in 2020 on Friday, February 28, 2020 (Limited release). There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including The Invisible Man, The Ride and Greed.

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