The Birth of a Nation
Imdb Code: 0004972
Release date: 2016-10-07
Director: Nate Parker
Age restriction: 13
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.Tweet
Last 7 Comments About The Birth of a Nation Movie
- Dave Kehr (Chicago Reader) / 7, 06 2017
Griffith's later films are unquestionably superior. But here, in a very real sense, is where the movies began, both as an art and as a business.
- Alison Willmore (BuzzFeed News) / 7, 28 2017
Turner deserves this treatment; he deserves a film that doesn't soften the era or apologize in any way for his anger; and he deserves a salute for making it happen.
- Richard Brody (New Yorker) / 7, 19 2017
Problematically, Birth of a Nation wasn't just a seminal commercial spectacle but also a decisively original work of art - in effect, the founding work of cinematic realism, albeit a work that was developed to pass lies off as reality.
- Todd McCarthy (Hollywood Reporter) / 7, 26 2017
The film offers up more than enough in terms of intelligence, insight, historical research and religious nuance as to not at all be considered a missed opportunity .
- Bilge Ebiri (New York Magazine/Vulture) / 7, 26 2017
More than a movie about a slave rebellion, it's about the difficulty of reconciling the great moral chasms between thought, vision, and deed.
- Justin Chang (Variety) / 7, 26 2017
Debuting writer-director Nate Parker stars in this searingly impressive account of the Nat Turner slave rebellion.
- Variety Staff (Variety) / 7, 06 2017
Birth of a Nation is a great epoch in picture making; it's great for pictures and it's great for the name and fame of David Wark Griffith. When a man like Griffith in a new field can do what he has done, he may as well be hailed while he is living.