Fox Searchlight execs were expecting a weak opening for Nate Parker's "The Birth of a Nation," but even they were surprised at how weak as the Sundance darling didn't even make back it's original purchase price of $17.5 million.
So, should you go see The Birth of a Nation? On that one I can’t give an endorsement of yes nor will I say no. There are so many factors that go into whether or not someone wants to see this particular film.
In what can only be called an overly prepared press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival, director Nate Parke and the cast of "The Birth of a Nation" did everything to get audiences to forget all about his past rape allegations.
Why now? This is what I keep asking myself about the Nate Parker "Birth of a Nation" situation. As a black woman, I have to admit that I am torn on the issue. A part of me wants to stand up for this black man
So what is The Birth of A Nation all about? Well, the story takes place in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831. It centers on the true story of a man named Nat Turner, who fearlessly led a rebellion of African-American slaves.
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