|Plot: 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.
Rating: 6.1/10 (10312 votes)
Director: Nate Parker
Writer: Nate Parker (screenplay), Nate Parker (story by), Jean McGianni Celestin (story by)
Stars: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley
Runtime: 120 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Released: 2016 Oct 07