The Birth of a Nation (2016)

February 19, 7:00pm Admission: Free The Birth of a Nation (2016) directed by Nate Parker written by Nate Parker and Jean McGianni Celestin starring Nate Parker and Armie Hammer Winner of the Sundance Audience Award 2016 Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize 2016 2 hours Post-film discussion hosted by Cydnii Wilde Harris, film scholar Nat Turner is an enslaved Baptist preacher who lives on a Virginia plantation owned by Samuel Turner. With rumors of insurrection in the air, a cleric convinces Samuel that Nate should sermonize to other slaves, thereby quelling any notions of an uprising. As Nate witnesses the horrific treatment of his fellow man, he realizes that he can no longer just stand by and preach. On Aug. 21, 1831, Turner's quest for justice and freedom leads to a violent and historic rebellion in Southampton County. Rated R for disturbing violent content, and some brief nudity
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  • February 18, 2019
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