A FREE SCREENING OF THE BIRTH OF A NATION
Giving a film about an 1831 slave uprising in Virginia, USA, the same title as D. W. Griffith’s Ku Klux Klan-championing silent epic from 1915 was a bold and wonderfully pointed decision on the part of first-time African-American director Nate Parker. In an interview, Parker stated that he had reclaimed the title and “repurposed it as a tool to challenge racism and white supremacy in America”. Parker takes the central role, and also co-wrote and co-produced this tale based on the life of Nat Turner. Timely and confrontational, Parker’s The Birth Of A Nation won two awards at the Sundance Film Festival.
Dir: Nate Parker
Cast: Nate Parker, Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King
Dur: 120 mins
Intro: Sean Spencer (Director of PANIC)
Intro @ 5.30pm and the film starts @ 6pm prompt.
Free refreshments available!