September 4, 1916
The story of a poor young woman, separated by prejudice from her husband and baby, is interwoven with tales of intolerance from throughout history.
Nate Parker's Birth of a Nation, opening in October but already a cinch for the Oscars, will draw attendees who certainly won't decode the title's reference. Parker's story of the American avenger Nat Turner appropriates the title of D.W. Griffith's 1915 Civil War epic. Birth of a Nation was cinema's first blockbuster. Even in 1915, there were those who objected to Griffith's vil... Read More