After some major raves at Sundance including wins for the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award, we get a first official look at Nate Parker’s THE BIRTH OF A NATION, which could well be a force this coming Awards Season.
Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities – against himself and his fellow slaves – Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Gabrielle Union, Colman Domigo, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King, Penelope Ann Miller and Jackie Earle Healey star.
See the Trailer:
TIFF ’16, anyone?
Fox Searchlight release THEBIRTH OF A NATIONFriday, October 7, 2016.