This past February, 'Burden' opened in theaters in a fairly limited release, right before most theaters across the country stopped showing movies. The movie is now available for streaming, and that's important, because the movie has some messages that are particularly relevant right now.
'Burden' is based on the true story of Reverend David Kennedy and KKK Grand Wizard Mike Burden, how Reverend Kennedy helped Burden leave the KKK behind. The film was written and directed by Andrew Hecklers, stars include Forest Whitaker as Reverend Kennedy and Garrett Hedlund as Mike Burden. The co-stars include Andrea Riseborough, Tom Wilkinson, Tess Harper, Usher, and Crystal R. Fox.
In this exclusive interview with Made in Hollywood, 'Burden' stars Forest Whitaker and Usher talk about how the film puts forth a message of forgiveness. And the Reverend Kennedy talks about his belief in using love to respond to hate.
'Burden' won the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, and is now available on demand and streaming on most platforms.