The Birth of a Nation
Set against the antebellum South, this remake of the 1915 silent film follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), 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. Directed by Nate Parker, this movie also stars Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Aunjanue Ellis, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, and Dwight Henry.
- Rated R for disturbing violent content, and some brief nudity | In Theaters 10/7 | Ok for Kids 17+ | Fox Searchlight | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels