Nate Parker‘s powerful film took the Sundance Film Festival by a storm- winning a standing ovation, as well as both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award. The period drama centers on Nat Turner (Parker), a literate slave and enigmatic preacher who eventually leads the historical uprising in Virginia in 1831.
The trailer strikes with its stunning cinematography, which reflects this dark period in the American history and adds a visual impact to the captivating performances from breakout star Nate Parker, as well as his co-stars Aja Naomi King, Aunjanue Ellis, Gabrielle Union, Jackie Earle Haley and Armie Hammer.
The Birth Of A Nation, which is shaping up to be a major Academy Award contender next year, has been acquired by Fox Searchlight for the record $17.5 mill. deal at Sundance. It is slated to make its debut in theaters on October 7th, 2016 in the US and January 20th, 2017 in the UK.