The Birth of a Nation
- 120 min
- Directed by: Nate Parker
- Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union
- UK release: 20 January 2017
Nat Turner (Parker) is a slave in early 19th century Virginia, used by his owners to encourage other slaves to submit, but who is plotting an uprising of his own. Despite the controversy surrounding Parker, the film deserves to be seen: angry, dramatic and bittersweet, it's a story that needs telling.
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The Birth of a Nation13 Oct 2016
LFF 2016: Searing slavery-themed biopic from Nate Parker, featuring Armie Hammer
Smartly repurposing the title of DW Griffith's 1915 epic, which featured a heroic depiction of the Ku Klux Klan, this biopic of Nat Turner – written, directed, produced by and starring Nate Parker – gives us true heroism, bloody and bittersweet though…
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