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The Birth Of A Nation Trailer Teases Nate Parker’s Tour-De-Force

22 June 2016 10:08 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sundance darling The Birth of a Nation has fast become one of the early dark horses going into this year’s awards circuit – and it’s little wonder why.

Set against the antebellum South, Nate Parker’s creative tour-de-force – Parker wrote, directed, produced and starred in the inspired race drama – revolves around the true story of one Nat Turner, the slave and preacher who famously staged one of the most important uprisings in American history in the Virginia of 1830.

Indeed, early buzz for The Birth of a Nation on the festival circuit ensured Parker’s passion project became the highest sale in Sundance history, and you can get a gist of the drama that awaits in October via the movie’s official synopsis. Taking point as Nat Turner, Parker leads the charge as a “literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat »

- Michael Briers

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Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation gets a new trailer

21 June 2016 7:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox Searchlight has released a new trailer for the hotly anticipated drama The Birth of a Nation, which sees Nate Parker directing and leading a cast that includes Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King, Colman Domingo and Penelope Ann Miller; watch it below after the official synopsis…

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.

The Birth of a Nation is set for release on October 7th.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Must Watch: Full Theatrical Trailer for Nate Parker's 'Birth of a Nation'

21 June 2016 1:57 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"To watch a strong man broken down is a terrible thing." Fox Searchlight has debuted the full theatrical trailer for Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, the award-winning film from Sundance this year about a slave uprising. The first trailer was powerful, but this one is even better. The cast includes Aunjanue Ellis, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Junior, Penelope Ann Miller and Aja Naomi King. I raved about this film at Sundance, and I'm waiting for it to connect with audiences worldwide when it opens. The song they're using for these trailers is lovely, and it adds an extra amount of emotional power. It's one of the best films this year and I recommend catching this in theaters. Here's the full theatrical trailer for Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, from Fox Searchlight's YouTube: Set against the antebellum South, The Birth »

- Alex Billington

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Brand New Trailer Hits for Nate Paker's 'The Birth Of A Nation'

21 June 2016 1:03 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a brand new trailer for writer, director, producer and star Nate Parker’s powerful slave drama The Birth Of A Nation. The film also stars Armie HammerMark Boone Jr.Colman DomingoAunjanue EllisDwight HenryAja Naomi KingEsther ScottRoger Guenveur SmithGabrielle UnionPenelope Ann Miller, and Jackie Earle Haley.

Set against the backdrop of 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.

Check out the new trailer and let us know what you think in the comments down below.

Fox Searchlight will release The Birth »

- Kellvin Chavez

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A Revolt Begins in Full-Length Trailer For Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’

21 June 2016 10:06 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

While Free State of Jones is getting a prime summer release date this week, another slave drama, Nate Parker‘s writing-directing debut The Birth of a Nation, will arrive in the heat of the fall awards season. Picked up by Fox Searchlight for a record $17.5 million, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner tells the true story of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion. They’ve now released the emotional and fiery full-length trailer, along with a fantastic poster.

I said in my review, “Directed, written, produced by, and starring Nate Parker, the Nat Turner biopic The Birth of a Nation is an unflinching and hopeful call to action where the helmer’s passion can be felt in every frame. By nodding to D. W. Griffith’s controversial, formally groundbreaking 1915 film, Parker is forging a new cinematic history for one of America’s most shameful eras. What’s lacking in aesthetic cohesion, »

- Leonard Pearce

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The Birth Of A Nation Poster Teases America’s Bloody History

18 May 2016 6:13 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If Sundance darling The Birth of a Nation wasn’t already considered an early Oscar contender beforehand, Fox Searchlight’s lucrative and indeed record-breaking deal for Nate Parker’s celebrated slave drama – to the tune of $17.5 million – has fired the period piece into contention going into awards season.

Targeting an opportune release in October, last month brought forth the film’s harrowing first trailer, placing Nate Parker at the forefront of a slave rebellion during the throes of the early 1800s. Drawing attention to that brutal history, Fox Searchlight has premiered am evocative new motion poster for The Birth of a Nation (you can catch the static one below), teasing the beginning of one of the most crucial uprisings in the country’s troubled history.

Standing as the key driving force behind Nation, Nate Parker takes up arms as Nat Turner, a “literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, »

- Michael Briers

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"The Birth of a Nation" Motion Poster

18 May 2016 6:04 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

We're still waiting on the first trailer for Nate Parker's Sundance Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize winning feature "The Birth of a Nation," but before we get it the Fox Searchlight marketing team has unveiled a new motion poster for the film which proves surprisingly effective.

The movie, which opens October 7th, has Parker playing Nat Turner in the story of a slave rebellion in the antebellum South. Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Gabrielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller and Jackie Earl Haley also star.

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- Garth Franklin

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Motion and Teaser Poster Hits for Nate Paker's 'The Birth Of A Nation'

17 May 2016 10:59 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the teaser and motion poster for writer, director, producer and star Nate Parker’s powerful slave drama The Birth Of A Nation. The film also stars Armie HammerMark Boone Jr.Colman DomingoAunjanue EllisDwight HenryAja Naomi KingEsther ScottRoger Guenveur SmithGabrielle UnionPenelope Ann Miller, and Jackie Earle Haley.

Set against the backdrop of 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.

Check out the motion and teaser poster below and let us know what you think in the comments down below.

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- Kellvin Chavez

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Watch the first trailer for The Birth of a Nation

15 April 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A first trailer has arrived online for director Nate Parker’s upcoming drama The Birth of a Nation. Based on the true story of Nat Turner, an enslaved African-American who led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia in 1831, the film sees Parker leading a cast that also includes Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King, Colman Domingo and Penelope Ann Miller. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

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.

The Birth of a Nation is set for release on October 7th. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Must Watch: First Trailer for Nate Parker's Film 'The Birth of a Nation'

15 April 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Brethren - I pray you sing a new song." Fox Searchlight has debuted the first trailer for Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, the film about a slave uprising in Virginia in 1831 that won the Audience Award & Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year (read my glowing review). This is the film that earned rave reviews and heaps of praise for Nate Parker, who stars as Nat Turner, and also wrote/directed/produced the film. The feature cast includes Aunjanue Ellis, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Junior, Penelope Ann Miller and Aja Naomi King. The song in the beginning is wonderful, I just wanted it to play for the rest of the trailer. I highly recommend taking a look. Here's the first official trailer for Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation, direct from YouTube: Set against the antebellum South, »

- Alex Billington

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Fox Searchlight Welcomes The Birth Of A Nation With Powerful First Trailer For Festival Hit

15 April 2016 11:18 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Since its barnstorming world premiere during this year’s Sundance Film Festival, it’s been onwards and upwards for Nate Parker’s impassioned race drama The Birth of a Nation.

Upon landing a lucrative and record-breaking deal at Fox Searchlight – an eye-watering $17.5 million, no less – the period piece completed the proverbial one-two punch by nailing down an opportune October release window. And now, you can see what all the fuss is about with the film’s powerful first trailer.

Rooted in the throes of the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation will place Parker the role of Nat Turner, a brave, unflinching rebel who sparked a landmark uprising – one that would go down in the history books as one of the most important in the country’s troubled history.

Written and directed by Parker, the one-man creative army will spearhead said rebellion as “Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, »

- Michael Briers

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The Birth Of Nation Trailer Debuts – Directed By And Stars Nate Parker

15 April 2016 11:11 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first trailer for director Nate Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation.

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.

In his Sundance Film Festival review, The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy says the film, “offers up more than enough in terms of intelligence, insight, historical research and religious nuance to not at all be considered a missed opportunity. Far more of the essentials made it into the film than not; its makers’ dedication and minute attention are constantly felt, and the subject matter is still rare enough onscreen as to be welcome and needed, »

- Michelle McCue

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Watch: First Trailer For Nate Parker's Sundance Sensation 'The Birth Of A Nation'

15 April 2016 9:56 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If you were even casually paying attention to the Sundance Film Festival this year, you likely heard the big noise surrounding Nate Parker's "The Birth Of A Nation." Greeted with a rapturous reception in Park City, Fox Searchlight scooped up the movie for staggering $17.5 million, and with an awards-season release date set, the push has begun to turn this one into a big hit. Read More: Sundance Review: 'The Birth Of A Nation' Starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, And More Written by Parker, who also stars, with 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, and Gabrielle Union in support, the movie tells the story of a ferocious slave revolt. Here's the official synopsis:  Set against the antebellum South, The Birth Of A Nation follows Nat Turner »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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First Trailer For Nate Parker’s Sundance-Winning Drama ‘The Birth of a Nation’

15 April 2016 9:54 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

The biggest success story at this year’s Sundance Film Festival — or any festival in history, if we’re talking about the acquisition price — was certainly Nate Parker‘s writing-directing debut The Birth of a Nation. Picked up by Fox Searchlight for a record $17.5 million, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award winner tells the true story of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion. We’ve still got half-a-year to go before it arrives in theaters, but today Fox Searchlight has released the first trailer.

I said in my review, “Directed, written, produced by, and starring Nate Parker, the Nat Turner biopic The Birth of a Nation is an unflinching and hopeful call to action where the helmer’s passion can be felt in every frame. By nodding to D. W. Griffith’s controversial, formally groundbreaking 1915 film, Parker is forging a new cinematic history for one of America’s most shameful eras. »

- Jordan Raup

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Miptv: Netflix, BBC, Hulu deals on day two and three

6 April 2016 4:45 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Netflix enters Versailles; BBC One drama Capitol inks deals; Roots world premiere; Walter Presents buys Spanish drama for UK; Hulu reads The Book Of Negroes; Olivier Megaton doc gets sales deal.

Fremantle inks deals for BBC One drama Capital

FremantleMedia has struck three deals for three-part drama Capital, which is produced by Kudos, part of Endemol Shine Group, for BBC One. Participant Media’s Pivot has taken Us rights, Shaw has taken Canada rights, and BBC Worldwide will air the programme in Australia and New Zealand.

Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling and Gemma Jones star in the series, which Peter Bowker adapted from John Lanchester’s novel. Matt Strevens produced, executive producers were Derek Wax and Lucy Richer.

Walter Presents takes Spanish drama Locked Up for UK

Foreign-language drama Svod brand Walter Presents, which is available in the UK exclusively on Channel 4’s All Four streaming platform, has taken rights to Globomedia’s Spanish-language women prison series »

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MarVista, Monterey Media Offer Diversity in Two New Releases

29 March 2016 5:13 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

While diversity has become the mantra for the Hollywood majors, a couple of new releases offer a reminder that the indies are already ahead of the game.

MarVista Entertainment premiered Ravi Kapoor’s “Miss India America” this past week, while Monterey Media’s “Of Mind and Music” bows in digital release today.

Kapoor said many distributors passed on his film because of the “all-brown cast. That was a non-starter; they said it had a limited audience. But MarVista recognized it plays to a wider, younger audience, as well as women and South Asians.” The distributor also realized, as many others in the industry are discovering, that there is a huge audience of Indian people in the U.S. who are hungry for films. MarVista, which is generally known more for its genre releases like horror and action, plans a roll-out for its film after premiering it last week in Santa Monica. »

- Shalini Dore

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Quantico Sneak Peek: Alex and the Recruits Meet a New Batch of Foes

1 March 2016 6:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

The recruits are back! And they're not alone. In an exclusive sneak peek at Quantico's winter premiere, Priyanka Chopra and her band of khaki-and-henley-clad espionage experts return to the show's eponymous CIA training ground to discover there's fresh competition among the ranks.The new faces are "one month ahead of you in their training," explains instructor Liam O'Connor (Josh Hopkins), "which means they're better, faster and smarter than you." He continues, "Take a good look - because these are the people that are going to spend the day kicking your ass. ... We like to call it Quantico's version of Color Wars. »

- Lanford Beard, @lanfordbeard

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Watch Aunjanue Ellis, Bill Cobbs and Ruth Negga in Trailer for 'of Mind and Music' (Opens This Friday)

29 February 2016 5:16 PM, PST | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Aunjanue Ellis stars alongside Joaquim de Almeida, Bill Cobbs, Sharon Lawrence, Andre Royo and Ruth Negga in what indie distributor Monterey Media describes as "a lyrical and extraordinarily beautiful story woven together by the music that permeates New Orleans and the jazz that made it famous." Titled "of Mind and Music," and based on the Novel by Nicolas Bazan, a summary of the story reads... Renowned Neuroscientist Dr. Alvaro Cruz (Joaquim De Almeida) returns home from a lecture in Paris, heartbroken and disillusioned. In his absence, his mother has succumbed to Alzheimer's disease. Nothing that his research or science could do could stop this from »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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The Birth of a Nation gets Oscar-prime October release date

25 February 2016 2:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Fox Searchlight clearly sees a great deal of potential in The Birth of a Nation. Not only did they acquire the Sundance critical darling for a whopping $17.5 million (the largest purchase in the festival’s history), but they are now priming the film’s release date for early October, which basically means the studio thanks they have an Oscar winner on their hands.

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virgina that results in a violent retaliation from whites.

The Birth of a Nation is directed, produced, written by, and stars Nate Parker alongside a cast that also includes Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Aja Naomi King, Gabielle Union, Penelope Ann Miller, Mark Boone Junior, and Aunjanue Ellis.

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- Robert Kojder

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Sundance favourite ‘Birth Of A Nation’ to release in October 2016

24 February 2016 11:24 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Sundance winner The Birth Of A Nation is set to roll out in cinemas across North America in October 2016. It looks like the film may be getting a major awards push considering the date that Fox are looking to get this into cinemas, and will the UK get the film at this year’s London Film Festival, which also runs in October?

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.

The film, written and directed by Parker, also stars Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, »

- Paul Heath

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