Burden (2018 film)

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Directed byAndrew Heckler
Produced by
  • Robbie Brenner
  • Jeff Kwatinetz
  • Gabby Revilla
  • Kevin McKeon
Written byAndrew Heckler
Music byDickon Hinchliffe
CinematographyJeremy Rouse
Edited byJulie Monroe
Saar Klein
Bill Kenwright Films
The Fyzz Facility
Unburdened Entertainment
Release date
  • January 21, 2018 (2018-01-21) (Sundance)
Running time
129 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States

Burden is an 2018 American drama film, inspired by true events. The film was produced by Robbie Brenner and was written and directed by Andrew Heckler.[2] The film stars Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Andrea Riseborough, Tom Wilkinson, Tess Harper, and Usher.[3] The film premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and won the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award.[4]


The film follows Mike Burden (Hedlund), an orphan raised within the Ku Klux Klan who attempts to break away when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for a better life together. The Klan seeks Mike out for vengeance, a black church congregation led by Reverend Kennedy takes Mike, his girlfriend and her son in, protects them and accepts them into their community in hopes of teaching Mike about love and acceptance.



Production of the film began October 20, 2016 and was set wrap up on November 15, 2016.[5]

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  1. ^ "'18 Sundance Film Festival - U.S. Dramatic Films". www.sundance.org. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  2. ^ "Relativity Specialty Division Ramps Up With Race Drama 'Burden' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  3. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (2016-09-23). "Forest Whitaker, Garrett Hedlund & Tom Wilkinson Join Drama 'Burden'". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-11-14.
  4. ^ "2018 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED". Sundance Institute. January 27, 2018. Retrieved February 2, 2018.
  5. ^ mdavis@myjpa.com, Michael Davis. "Filming continues on Jackson square". Jackson Progress-Argus. Retrieved 2016-11-14.

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