Powerful New Poster for Nate Parker’s ‘The Birth of a Nation’ has U.S. Flag as a Noose

July 19, 2016

 

*A new poster has been released for Nate Parker’s anticipated film “The Birth of a Nation,” courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.

The new image features Parker’s character Nat Turner in black and white, being hung by a noose made out of the American flag, depicted in color.  

 

Written, directed and co-produced by Parker, the film follows Turner’s life as a slave and preacher who in 1831 led a slave uprising in Georgia. Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller and Gabrielle Union co-star.

The feature has received a healthy amount of award season buzz after it won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance this year. It set a festival record when it was acquired by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million.

“The Birth of a Nation” will be released in theaters on October 7.

 

 


 

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