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Win Passes To the Advance Screening Of The Birth Of A Nation In St. Louis

8 hours ago | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

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.

Starring Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Junior, Aja Naomi King, Gabrielle Union, Roger Guenveur Smith, Dwight Henry, Penelope Ann Miller and Jackie Earle Haley, The Birth Of A Nation opens in St. Louis on October 7th.

Wamg invites you to enter for the chance to win Two (2) seats to the advance screening of The Birth Of A Nation on October 3 at 7Pm in the St. Louis area.

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While a number of revered films have explored the contours of slavery, from 12 Years A Slave to Glory, »

- Movie Geeks

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‘Birth of a Nation’ Debuts to Standing Ovation at Toronto Despite Controversy

9 September 2016 8:51 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Birth of a Nation” received a standing ovation at its Friday night premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, despite ongoing controversy about the college rape trial of Nate Parker.

Initially viewed as an Oscar frontrunner after a record-breaking deal at the Sundance Film Festival, the film has seen its awards prospects threatened as the public has learned about accusations that Parker sexually assaulted an 18-year-old Penn State student while they were attending college together. He was later acquitted of the charges.

Jean Celestin, Parker’s roommate at the time and the co-writer of “The Birth of a Nation,” was found guilty. His conviction was later overturned on appeal, and the accuser committed suicide in 2012.

Fox Searchlight, which acquired worldwide rights to the film for $17.5 million last spring, has sought to limit Parker’s exposure to the press. A party for the film at the Shangri-La Hotel shortly before »

- Brent Lang

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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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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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Michael Moore films ranked from worst to best

10 June 2016 8:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Matthew Lee ranks Michael Moore’s films from worst to best…

Where to Invade Next? opens up in UK theatres today [read our review here]. Here at Flickering Myth I thought it’d be worthwhile to look back on the controversial filmmakers work to see if Michael Moore’s sentiment still holds up. Did some of his warnings come to fruition, or was it all sensationalism? Does Moore warrant such backlashes? And how sentimental is he truly? In short, below is the man’s list.

8 – Slacker Uprising

This will be brief entry for his most forgettable to-date film (I also bet some of you have never heard of this film), as I shall highlight why this is also Michael Moore’s worst.

Plot: Michael Moore travels across the country to various college and university campuses to get the slacking youth off of their sofas, and into the voting booths to get George W. Bush out of office. »

- Matthew Lee

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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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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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Cannes: Roger Guenveur Smith’s Crime Thriller ‘Dirty’ Sells to Gravitas

17 May 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Gravitas Ventures bought all U.S. rights to crime thriller “Dirty,” starring Roger Guenveur Smith and Paul Elia, from B.A.D. Film Productions, Variety has learned exclusively.

Daniel Ringey directed the film, which marks his feature debut, from a screenplay by Benjamin J. Alexander. Chaz Bono and Adrian Gaeta also star.

Dirty” was produced by Benjamin J. Alexander, Paul Elia, Alex Ferrari and Daniel Ringey. Gravitas will release “Dirty” on July 12 on all major digital and television VOD platforms.

Smith and Elia portray two crooked police officers who find themselves relieved of more than $2 million dollars in stolen drugs and money, forcing them into a bizarre investigation to recover their ill-gotten goods and cover their tracks.

Smith starred in Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation.” His credits include “Do the Right Thing,” “American Gangster,” “Summer of Sam” and “Eve’s Bayou.”

The deal was negotiated at the »

- Dave McNary

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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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Watch Roger Guenveur Smith's Riveting Performance in 'Frederick Douglass Now'

1 April 2016 2:24 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

I was pleased to find this online while researching something else entirely.  Roger Guenveur Smith's "Frederick Douglass Now" - a monologue performance inspired by the life and work of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. A work that Smith has performed for about 20 years now, speaking of contemporary remixes of styles and stories, it comprises of edited piece of Douglass' 19th Century texts, mixed into Smith's own original writing, to produce what I'd describe as an edgy, stylistic, jazz-infused narrative mash-up that could very well be the blueprint for a potentially exciting feature-length screenplay. Originally commissioned at the La MaMa »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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Sega To Make A Special Sonic The Hedgehog Announcement Next Week

9 March 2016 9:17 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Hold on to your hats, Sonic The Hedgehog fans, Sega has a special announcement in store for you all next week. The reveal – whatever it is – will be made at next week’s SXSW (South by Southwest) entertainment event as part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations for the World’s Fastest Hedgehog.

But that’s not all, oh no. Among many others that have worked on the series over the last two-plus decades, Yuji Naka – the man that created Sonic – will also be present at the event. The event description on SXSW’s events page reads:

Yuji Naka (Sonic Original Creator), Takashi Iizuka (Head of Sonic Team), Roger Smith (Voice of Sonic the Hedgehog), Mike Pollock (Voice of Dr. Eggman), Austin Keys (Sega), Aaron Webber (Sega)

25 years had to go fast, and here we are today wondering where it all went. Join the original creator of Sonic the Hedgehog, along »

- Joe Pring

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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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Birth Of A Nation Plants The Flag On Awards-Friendly Fall Release Date

24 February 2016 1:39 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Sundance breakout hit The Birth of a Nation has secured an opportune release date during the thick of awards season – October 7, 2016.

Nate Parker’s impassioned race drama drew the crowds at last month’s film festival, leading to a flurry of activity that resulted in the writer-director inking a record deal with Fox Searchlight – to the tune of $17.5 million – to bring the early awards contender to theaters. Both The Weinstein Company and Netflix had expressed interest in the historical drama prior to the agreement.

Rooted in the 19th century, The Birth of a Nation revolves around Nat Turner, the American-born slave who helped spearhead one of the most successful slave rebellions in the country’s history.

Having written and directed the feature, Parker is also a part of the starry ensemble, which is set to tell that tale of “Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, »

- Michael Briers

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Sundance Smash ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Lands Awards Season Release

24 February 2016 1:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Birth of a Nation,” the Nate Parker film that was a buzzmagnet sensation at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, has been positioned for an awards-season release this fall from Fox Searchlight.

Written, directed by and starring Nate Parker, “Birth of Nation” attracted Oscar hype in the immediate wake of its Jan. 25 Sundance premiere, which earned a standing ovation. The film chronicles the true story of Nat Turner, the slave who led an uprising in Virginia in 1831, with a cast led by Parker (as Nat Turner) and Armie Hammer.

At Sundance, Fox Searchlight acquired the ultrahot title for $17.5 million, the richest deal in the festival’s history. That hefty sum signaled the distributor’s awards-season intentions for the film, and now its nationwide release date, set for Oct. 7, positions the film to become an early player in the annual autumn run-up to Hollywood’s awards derby.

Parker, Kevin Turen, »

- Gordon Cox

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"Birth of a Nation" To Open October 7th

24 February 2016 11:40 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Nate Parker's slave-rebellion drama "The Birth of a Nation," the most buzzed about film at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, has scored an October 7th nationwide release date from its distributor Fox Searchlight.

That puts the film right in the heart of awards season. Parker wrote, directed and stars in the film about Nat Turner, an American-born slave who led the most successful slave rebellion in American history.

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 also star in the film which Fox ended up paying $17.5 million to secure the worldwide rights to at the festival - the largest sale in Sundance history to date.

That date has it opening against the Ben Affleck-led thriller "The Accountant," the novel adaptation "The Girl on the Train" and the Channing Tatum »

- Garth Franklin

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Michael Moore to Screen 'Where to Invade Next' for Free in Flint, Michigan

18 February 2016 6:52 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Michael Moore has long been the biggest advocate for his home city of Flint, Michigan. When General Motors CEO Roger Smith closed numerous auto plants in the 1980s and sent the community into a economic depression, Moore picked up his camera to document the consequences and make his debut film, "Roger and Me." Recently, the Flint, Michigan water crisis has sent the city into national headlines, and just last month Moore wrote a powerful op-ed for Time lashing out at the government negligence to poisoning Flint's people. Read More: Review: Has Michael Moore Gone Soft? With 'Where to Invade Next,' He Changes His Tune In the midst of the water crisis, Moore is giving back to the community once more by screening his latest film, "Where to Invade Next," for free. The movie's distributors — Tom Quinn, Jason Janego and Tim League — announced the plans yesterday that Flint residents »

- Zack Sharf

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