IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE OCTOBER 7, 2016
Nate Parker, Kevin Turen, Jason Michael Berman, Aaron L. Gilbert, Preston L. Holmes
Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gabrielle Union
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.
“Making films is a very, very difficult thing and often you’re left on your own wondering why you’re doing what you’re doing. Thank you Sundance for creating a platform for us to grow, in spite of what the rest of Hollywood is doing.”
THE BIRTH OF A NATION opens nationwide FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2016