Writer-director Andrew Heckler sat down with Solzy at the Movies yesterday morning to discuss the recently released Burden while in Chicago. Burden won the Audience Award at Sundance in 2018 and didn’t open in theaters until this year. Why do you think that the film struggled to get distribution for so long? Andrew Heckler: Technically, it’s because that Sundance in 2018 was insane. There was so much swirling around that was working against any movie…"Andrew Heckler talks Burden"
Burden tells the story of how one man made the decision to walk away from the KKK with the help of a local religious leader and social activist. Let’s paint a quick picture. The film takes place in Laurens, S.C. in 1996 where racism was very much alive and well. Honestly, it’s brutal to watch at times as there are more than enough moments of discomfort. There are racial slurs throughout the film so I’m…"Burden: Can Love Win Over Hate?"