When I saw the title of this film, The Birth of a Nation, I first thought this was a remake. A remake of the, now infamous, film by D. W. Griffith. this film just seems to share a name. That and the opposite point of view. White man = bad. Black man = good. Even if they do come across as a bit of a terrorist cell…
Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, 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.
Breaking into UK cinemas January 20th 2017`
NORMA DESMOND: "All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up." from SUNSET BLVD.