ONLY LOVE CAN DRIVE OUT HATE.
In a small South Carolina town in the 1990s, a museum glorifying the history of the Ku Klux Klan adds tension to race relations. A drama based on real events that focuses on a young man (Garrett Hedlund) who was raised with the Klan; when he falls in love with a woman, it becomes the first step to salvation. Forest Whitaker is fine as a pastor who welcomes him into his home. The film challenges the notion of family, showing how sometimes active choices need to be made. Far from a punch in the gut, but well acted (even if Hedlund’s performance might divide audiences).
2020-U.S. 117 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by Andrew Heckler. Cast: Garrett Hedlund (Mike Burden), Forest Whitaker (David Kennedy), Andrea Riseborough (Judy), Tom Wilkinson, Usher, Crystal R. Fox.