Birth of a Nation
NEW YORK (AP) — Fox Searchlight will hold voter registration enrollment in theater lobbies ahead of screenings of the Nat Turner slave rebellion drama “The Birth of a Nation.” Though the film has been overshadowed by a 17-year-old rape case involving Nate Parker, the film’s director and star, Fox Searchlight is trying to shift the […]
Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton is questioning why filmmaker Nate Parker is under intense public scrutiny for rape charges leveled against him 17 years ago. He believes the rehashing smacks of a possible right-wing conspiracy to keep the public from seeing his film The Birth of a Nation, reports The New York Daily News. “If a […]
On Friday, he was asked by TMZ while in his car, about the 17-year-old rape case against the lauded actor and director.
The controversy ramped up last week when Parker was asked about a 1999 rape charge involving him and Jean Celestin, his college roommate and 'Birth of A Nation' collaborator, while they were students at Penn State University.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The writer, director, producer and star of “The Birth of a Nation” says the Sundance Institute offered him encouragement and support when he needed it most. “They are the family I never had in this industry,” Nate Parker said as he accepted the organization’s Vanguard Award at a fundraising dinner Thursday […]
In the film's new one-sheet, the actor appears with an American flag noose wrapped around his neck.