Nate Parker's 'The Birth of a Nation' Set for Wide Release in October
by Alex Billington
February 24, 2016
Briefly: Fox Searchlight has announced an official release date for Nate Parker's feature directorial debut, and the Sundance Film Festival double award winner, The Birth of a Nation, starring Nate Parker. The film will open in theaters "nationwide" (that's what it says!) on October 7th, 2016 later this fall. Parker plays Nat Turner, a former slave that organizes an uprising movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina. The cast includes Armie Hammer, Aunjanue Ellis, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller and Aja Naomi King. The film won both the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in January, and was picked up by Fox Searchlight in a record-setting deal. Check back soon for any trailers.
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Wasn't there some talk about Hollywood/Oscar being too white...? 😀
mzungu on Feb 24, 2016
Yeah And Not Just last February What About "Selma" And "The Butler" They Should've been recognized More.
Frank Hogan on Sep 17, 2016
This had got to be one the year's must-see films. I am glad it is going to get a nationwide release.
DAVIDPD on Feb 24, 2016
Deservedly so or not I predict Oscars 2017 Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actors - Screenplay - Cinematography - Editing - Score........all to make up for this years whitewash blunder for sure.
lattimore on Feb 25, 2016
That's True. 2017 Academy Awards should be An Oscar Landslide for "The Birth Of A Nation" It COULD even Supass The 11 Oscars Of "Ben Hur' "Titanic' And "Return Of The King"
Frank Hogan on Feb 25, 2016
When will we start seeing major films with predominately black casts that has different subject matter than civil rights or slavery?
kitano0 on Feb 25, 2016
not sure why it's important to you; but, to name a few I like - 1. think like a man 2 menace to society 3 the temptations 4. glory 5 Malcolm x 6 what's love got to do with it edit - thought of 3 more I loved - "new jack city" and "sugar hill" and "hoodlum".
dan on Feb 25, 2016
thank you for the education...(no sarcasm intended) I have seen Malcolm X, What's Love, some of the Temps, Hey, I thought of another... "Ray"
kitano0 on Feb 25, 2016
yea, that's another for sure!
dan on Feb 26, 2016
Have Hope on Feb 25, 2016
"Here's your Oscar, here's all the Oscars, take them all... Just please don't call us racist."
Big Beard on Feb 26, 2016
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