2018 | USA | NR | 130 min.


Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sun, Aug 5, 2018 6:00 PM
State Theatre Sun, Aug 5, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Fiction
Release Year:2018
Runtime:130 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Andrew Heckler
Produced by:Robbie Brenner
Bill Kenwright
Screenwriter:Andrew Heckler
Cinematography:Jeremy Rouse
Editing By:Julie Monroe
Saar Klein
Cast:Garrett Hedlund
Andrea Riseborough
Forest Whitaker
Tom Wilkinson
Usher Raymond


We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring you Sundance 2018’s US Dramatic Audience Award winner, joining such esteemed company as all-time TCFF faves The Sessions and Fruitvale Station. This unbelievably powerful true story stars Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound, TRON: Legacy) as Mike Burden, a man raised within the disgusting indoctrination of the South Carolina KKK, but moved to purge the hatred from his life when he falls in love with a single mom (Andrea Riseborough, also at TCFF 2018 with Nancy). The incredible supporting cast features Tom Wilkinson as the menacing father figure of the local Klan group, Forest Whitaker as the preacher that takes Mike in, and Usher—yes, that Usher—as one of Mike’s coworkers. Burden is not only one of the best acted films you’ll see this year, but it’s a film that looks straight into the heart of our darkness and offers a beacon of hope and inspiration at a time we sorely need it. IN PERSON: Director Andrew Heckler.