‘Burden’ Fights Racism on Digital Now, Disc June 23
SYNOPSIS: Academy Award® winner Forest Whitaker (The Butler, Black Panther) and Garrett Hedlund (Mudbound) star in BURDEN, a powerful and timely true-story of faith and love overcoming hate. Set in a southern community scarred from deep-rooted racism, an unlikely friendship forms when an African American reverend (Whitaker) helps a KKK member (Hedlund) leave the Klan. From 101 Studios, BURDEN is written and directed by Andrew Heckler in his feature debut and produced by Robbie Brenner, the Academy Award® nominated producer of Dallas Buyers Club. A phenomenal cast stars alongside Whitaker and Hedlund including Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson (Selma, Michael Clayton), Andrea Riseborough (“Waco,” Battle of the Sexes), Academy Award® nominee Tess Harper (No Country for Old Men), Crystal Fox (“Big Little Lies,” Driving Miss Daisy), Grammy Award® winner Usher (People You May Know, She’s All That) and Dexter Darden (Maze Runner series, Joyful Noise).
The DVD and Digital versions of BURDEN feature an exclusive bonus content piece going behind the scenes of the unlikely friendship of the film’s two subjects, giving audiences a meaningful look at this remarkable and compelling journey of personal discovery that inspires hope.
FILMMAKERS: Cast: Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Andrea Riseborough, Austin Hébert with Usher Raymond IV and Tom Wilkinson Casting By: Rich Delia Music By: Dickon Hinchliffe Edited By: Julie Monroe, Saar Klein Director of Photography: Jeremy Rouse, ACS Production Designer: Stephanie Hamilton Costume Designer: Anette Cseri Co-Producers: Eric Harbert, Mark Sanor Executive Producers: Garrett Hedlund, Forest Whitaker, Tom Wilkinson, Andrea Riseborough, Gabriela Revilla Lugo, Jeff Kwatinetz, Kevin McKeon, Dan Farah, Gary Raskin, Charles Dombek, Alastair Burlingham, Jeffrey Hecktman, Anna Chi, Scooter Braun, Robert Jones, Steve Potts, Jonathan Rae, Zach Vella, Michelle Mason, Kaily Smith, Wayne Marc Godfrey, David C. Glasser, David Hutkin, Bob Yari Produced By: Robbie Brenner, P.G.A., Jincheng, Bill Kenwright Written and Directed by: Andrew Heckler
TECHNICAL INFORMATION DVD: Street Date: June 23, 2020 Selection Number: 39212481 Layers: DVD 9 Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 16:9 2.40:1 Rating: R for disturbing violent content, and language throughout including racial epithets. Languages/Sound: English Dolby Digital 5.1, English Dolby Digital 2.0 Subtitles: English SDH, Latin American Spanish Run Time: 1 hour 57 Minutes