The Birth of a Nation
CAST: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior DIRECTOR: Nate Parker CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS
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.
Debuting writer-director Nate Parker stars in this searingly impressive account of the Nat Turner slave rebellion.Justin Chang, Variety
More than a movie about a slave rebellion, it's about the difficulty of reconciling the great moral chasms between thought, vision, and deed.Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine