Screening and panel discussion will examine Adrew Heckler’s ‘Burden’ |

Screening and panel discussion will examine Adrew Heckler’s ‘Burden’

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Garrett Hedlund appears in Burden by Andrew Heckler, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Michael Muller. All photos are copyrighted and may be used by press only for the purpose of news or editorial coverage of Sundance Institute programs. Photos must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer and/or 'Courtesy of Sundance Institute.' Unauthorized use, alteration, reproduction or sale of logos and/or photos is strictly prohibited.
Photo by Michael Muller

Sundance Institute and Windrider Institute will present a free screening of Andrew Heckler’s “Burden,” at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Ray Theatre, 1768 Park Ave.

Winner of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival U.S. Dramatic Audience Award, “Burden” is based on the true story of Mike Burden (Garrett Hedlund), a rising leader in Ku Klux Klan.

Burden attempts to break away from the Klan when the girl he falls in love with urges him to leave for the better life. When the Klan pursues the couple and young son, an African American Reverend. David Kennedy, (Forest Whitaker) takes the family in for protection.

A panel discussion with Heckler and others, including Rev. David Kennedy will follow the screening.

The film is presented in collaboration with he Christian Center of Park City and Utah’s MLK, Jr. Human Rights Commission. RSVPs are encouraged. RSVP by visiting

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