Burden Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

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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

The Marsh King’s Daughter, The Tutor  

Amsterdam, W.E.  

Lee Daniels' The Butler, Respect  

The Ghost Writer, The Conspirator  

Rosebud Lane, Good Side of Bad  

Tyler Perry's A Fall From Grace  

In the Mix, Untitled Usher Project  

Who's making Burden: Crew List

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Robbie Brenner

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Production: What we know about Burden?

Key Facts

  1. Based on a true story.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2019 - August: The film was set to Completed  status.

Burden Release Date: When was the film released?

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Burden was a Limited release in 2020 on Friday, February 28, 2020. There were 11 other movies released on the same date, including The Invisible Man, Wendy and The Jesus Rolls.

As a Limited release, Burden will only be shown in select movie theaters across major markets. Please check Fandango and Atom Tickets to see if the film is playing in your area.

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