ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER FOREST WHITAKER AND GARRETT HEDLUND GIVE POWERFUL PERFORMANCES IN THE MOVING AND COURAGEOUS TRUE STORY FROM 101 STUDIOS AND THE PRODUCER OF DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
FEATURING NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN BONUS CONTENT WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY CAST AND CREW
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL NOW
AND ON DVD JUNE 23, 2020
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.
BONUS FEATURES on DVD AND DIGITAL
- Behind the Scenes of BURDEN
BURDEN will be available on DVD and Digital.
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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
ABOUT 101 STUDIOS:
101 Studios is a global entertainment company dedicated to the acquisition, financing, development, production and distribution of high-caliber, creator-driven storytelling. The studio empowers content creators through first-class collaboration and innovation. Inaugural release was Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s The Current War: Director’s Cut, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Michael Shannon. Upcoming releases include Sundance Audience award winner Burden featuring Forest Whitaker and Garrett Hedlund and the Russo Brothers acclaimed film City of A Million Soldiers. On the television side, 101 produces Taylor Sheridan’s hit series for Paramount Network YELLOWSTONE, starring Kevin Costner as well as Sheridan’s upcoming series Mayor of Kingstown. Additionally, 101 Studios oversees and manages the newly formed Sports Illustrated Studios, a content platform based on the biggest and most compelling stories, characters and moments in sports past, present and future.
ABOUT UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT:
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television and Awesomeness. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.