One hundred seventy features have been submitted for consideration in the Documentary Feature category for the 90th Academy Awards.
NAME OF FILM: BURDEN
DIRECTOR(S): Andrew Heckler
STARRING: Austin Hébert, Andrea Riseborough, Forest Whitaker
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: 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.
Adding to the strong lineup, the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) announced the programming for its M/A/D stream, which sees music, art and design receive their deserved big screen treatment.
2016 Tribeca Film Festival announces Spotlight, Midnight, Special Screenings, Centerpiece, Work in Progress Films
The 2016 Tribeca Film Festival also announced the feature films in the Spotlight, Midnight, and Special Screening sections. Also announced was the Centerpiece film and Works In Progress screenings.