THE BIRTH OF A NATION
Saturday, February 18th
1:30 PM (Doors Open @ 12:30 PM)
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh—Homewood
7101 Hamilton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Discussion Leader: Dr. Herb Boyd
Suggested Donation: $5
Winner, Audience Award 2016 Sundance Film Festival
Winner, Grand Jury Prize, 2016 Sundance Film Festival
NAACP Image Awards Nominations for
Outstanding Motion Picture
Outstanding Independent Film
Outstanding Acting in a Motion Picture – Nate Parker
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Aja Naomi King
Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture – Nate Parker
Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture – Nate Parker
The Birth of a Nation
Written and Directed by Nate Parker Woodie King, Jr.
Run Time: 60 minutes Year: 1981 Country: USA
Synopsis: (Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Films)
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.
This full-length feature film is based on the true events of Nat Turner who led the historic 1831 slave revolt in Southampton County Virginia. Written, directed and starring (as Nat Turner) Nate Parker.