Must Watch: Full Theatrical Trailer for Nate Parker's 'Birth of a Nation'
"To watch a strong man broken down is a terrible thing." Fox Searchlight has debuted the full theatrical trailer for Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, the award-winning film from Sundance this year about a slave uprising. The first trailer was powerful, but this one is even better. The cast includes Aunjanue Ellis, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Junior, Penelope Ann Miller and Aja Naomi King. I raved about this film at Sundance, and I'm waiting for it to connect with audiences worldwide when it opens. The song they're using for these trailers is lovely, and it adds an extra amount of emotional power. It's one of the best films this year and I recommend catching this in theaters.
Here's the full theatrical trailer for Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, from Fox Searchlight's YouTube:
Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), 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. The Birth of a Nation is both written & directed by Nate Parker, making his feature directorial debut, who also produced and stars in the film. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Audience Award & Grand Jury Prize - read my interview with Nate. After acquiring it during the fest, Fox Searchlight is opening The Birth of a Nation in theaters starting October 7th this fall. You don't want to miss this one.