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In theaters this weekend: 'Burden' featuring Forest Whitaker, Usher & Crystal Fox (VIDEO)

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Check out the trailer for new indie film---Burden. It opens at Phipps Plaza AMC this weekend and features an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker, Usher Raymond, Garrett Hedlund, Crystal Fox, Andrea Riseborough and Tom Wilkenson. 

Burden is based on the real-life story of a Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon, whose girlfriend persuades him to leave the organization and the black Reverend who takes them in after the Klan seeks revenge. The script was written over 22 years ago by the film's director Andrew Heckler and was an audience favorite at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. 

"The most important thing I felt was getting this story of love out there into the world, getting this story of pulling a man steeped in hatred and bigotry all the way over to love and tolerance, and the struggle, and the commitment, and the faith that takes. That's what my focus had to be on, not on who is going to be offended, or who is going to be hurt by, or who is going to be happy with the movie," said Heckler to Forbes.

Watch the trailer below and check out my full-unedited conversation with Crystal Fox as she talks about her role as Janice Kennedy, working with Tyler Perry, her love for RuPaul and the power of perseverence.  

Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.