The Birth of a Nation has to one of the most talked about films of the year that isn’t a superhero film. Who wouldn’t want to see a film about Nat Turner, whether you’re tired of slave films or not?
The Birth of a Nation made waves at Sundance, being released to critical acclaim. It set a record with its $17.5 million deal with Fox Searchlight for distribution rights. And now we’ve got the first trailer to this film and few photos. Make sure to get your tickets.
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 – Nat Turner
- Armie Hammer – Samuel Turner
- Mark Boone Junior – Rev. Walthall
- Colman Domingo – Hark Turner
- Aunjanue Ellis – Nancy Turner
- Aja Naomi King – Cherry
- Esther Scott – Bridget Turner
- Gabrielle Union – Esther
- Director/Writer/Producer – Nate Parker
- Writer – Jean McGianni Celestin
Are you excited for the film or do you think it will be just another slave narrative?
The Birth of a Nation will be released in theaters October 7, 2016. Tickets are available here.