The Birth of a Nation

Release date:October 7, 2016

Studio:Fox Searchlight Pictures

Director:Nate Parker

MPAA Rating:R (for disturbing violent content, and some brief nudity)

Screenwriter:

Starring:Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley

Genre:Drama, Biography

Plot Summary:

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.