The Birth Of A Nation director due at premiere amid rape acquittal controversy

The Birth Of A Nation director due at premiere amid rape acquittal controversy
 

The screening comes after recent focus on its director Nate Parker's acquittal at a rape trial in 2001.
Parker, who also stars in the film as enslaved baptist preacher Nat Turner, will walk the red carpet in London alongside cast members Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King and Armie Hammer.
The film, about the most successful slave rebellion in American history, was a sensation in January at the Sundance Film Festival, where it sold to Fox Searchlight for a reported $17.5 million (£14 million) - the highest price paid for a film at the festival.
However, it has faltered at the US box office,... read more

 
11 October 2016 in Entertainment, Views: 39
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