Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.
New featurette explores the making of 'The Birth of a Nation
"The Birth of a Nation" Review
"The Birth of a Nation" enters theaters with a great deal of baggage. The historical drama was screened at Sundance in January to rave reviews and purchased by Fox Searchlight for a record-breaking $17.5 million. The studio hoped to have another Best Picture winner on their hands, just three years after "12 Years a Slave" earned top honors at the Oscars, Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards.
First of all, I want to apologize for that horrible play on words. I know, it's terrible, but I literally couldn't think of anything more appropriate for this movie. The Birth of a Nation is Braveheart with black people. I'm serious. That's the best description I have for it. It's a pretty good movie set around a violent historical event/period, which forgoes historical accuracy for the sake of pathos and making a myth out of the man at hand.
Fox Searchlight is Re-Thinking its Marketing Strategy for 'Birth of a Nation' Following Nate Parker Controversy
Fox Searchlight has hit a hiccup in the wake of director Nate Parker spoke in a series of interviews regarding a past rape trial he was involved in. — Fox dolled out $17.5 million for Birth of a Nation, the 1831-set slave rebellion drama led by Nat Turner. It's hoped that the film would be huge financially and culturally, much in the same vein as 12 Years a Slave.
'Birth of a Nation' Director Nate Parker Developing a New Film for Legendary Pictures
Before campaigning for Birth of a Nation, which is sure to take up a huge chunk of time during award season this year, Nate Parker has pitched a new film that's been acquired by Legendary Pictures. he will write, direct, and produce the picture.
Watch: behind the scenes video on 'The Birth of a Nation'
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The Birth of A Nation: Official Trailer
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Tribeca to Honour 'Birth of a Nation' Director and Star Nat Parker
Nate Parker is set to be honoured at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival's Disruptive Innovation Awards. — The writer, director, and star of the slave-rebellion drama is the recipient of the Theodore Parker Prize at the April 22 ceremony.
Nate Parker's 'The Birth of a Nation' To Enter Awards Conversation with Fall Release Date
Fox Searchlight has announced a release date for their record-breaking $17.5 million acquisition of Nate Parker's slave drama. — As if we expected otherwise, Fox has announced a fall 2016 release date for The Birth of a Nation, which single-handedly stole the show at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Fox Searchlight Already Looking Ahead to Next Year's Oscars with 'The Birth of a Nation'
Winners of the last two Best Pictures for '12 Years a Slave' and 'Birdman', Fox Searchlight have their sights firmly set on next years Oscars Best Picture race.
Nate Parker's Powerful Mission Behind Sundance Festival Breakout 'The Birth of a Nation'
Having sold to Fox Searchlight for a massive $17.5 million after a standing ovation-invoking premiere at Sundance, Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation has exploded into a financial and critical juggernaut.