‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’ Trailer: Sony To Re-Release The Art World Thriller This August

I know it seems like it, but not every movie has been delayed or pulled from its theatrical release. Some have had their theatrical runs cut woefully short. One of those is The Burnt Orange Heresy, an adaptation of Charles Willeford’s artsy novel starring Claes Bang, Elizabeth Debicki, Donald Sutherland, and a Mick Jagger performance as cool as the other side of the pillow. The film opened in March, just before the shutdown, and Sony Pictures Classics thinks it deserves another go.

Sony Pictures Classics plans to re-release The Burnt Orange Heresy on August 7th, giving those who may have missed it another chance to check out the high-class art world drama. The story follows an art critic and his lover who are tasked by a patron with stealing a famous painting from a reclusive artist.

My prior experience with The Burnt Orange Heresy wasn’t great. While the film has a certain aristocratic style and more than its share of poetic turns of phrase, I found it painfully dull and couldn’t get through it. Maybe I was in the wrong frame of mind. It’s been a regret to have left it unfinished, and this is a chance to fix that.


Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.