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Sunday, Sep. 1, 2019
Three years ago, filmmaker Nate Parker came under scrutiny for a rape allegation from his college days that essentially derailed the release of his Nat Turner film "The Birth of a Nation." Now, with a new film about police brutality debuting at the Venice Film International Film Festival, he is...
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017
As the final votes pour in ahead of the Academy Awards' Tuesday afternoon deadline, Hollywood is drawing to a close an awards season that has, from Nate Parker to Mel Gibson, often been a confounding morality play.
By even movie standards, the dramatic swings of fortune are hard to...
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
On the surface there were a number of factors going against cinematographer Elliot Davis becoming involved in director-writer-producer-actor Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation (Fox Searchlight). “I had never met Nate,” recalled Davis. “I didn’t know who he was when I got the script. To...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016
"The Birth of a Nation " has had more expectations placed on it than any movie could reasonably bear.
When the film about Nat Turner and his 1831 slave rebellion premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, it was held up, unfairly or not, as everyone's great hope to save us from another year...
Sunday, Sep. 11, 2016
In a carefully stage-managed press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival, Nate Parker and the cast of his Nat Turner slave revolt drama "The Birth of a Nation" argued for focusing on their film and not on the years-old rape allegation against Parker that has enveloped the film in...
Friday, Jan. 29, 2016
A year ago, first-time director Nate Parker was still struggling get together the $10 million he needed to make his passion project, a film that tells the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner.
On Tuesday, a day after the film debuted at the...
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016
Nate Parker left a successful Hollywood acting career behind to make the movie that mattered most to him.
It took seven years for Parker to bring the story of slave rebellion leader Nat Turner to the screen. "The Birth of a Nation" premiered Monday...