The rise and fall of 1920s' Ku Klux Klan leader D.C. Stephenson
White liberal school-mistress Mel thirtysomething Harris teaches poor black kids in Prohibition Mid-West. Laughably she's a little too lefty for her own safety and falls head-over-heels in love with Ku-Klux Klan big shot John Heard, forgiving him for burning down her schoolhouse. As you do.
He then abducts her, she eventually dies and her family try and pin a murder rap in this stupid, meaningless, downright unbelievable, straight to video courtroom sham.