Why You Have To See “The Birth of a Nation” Tonight

by James Hill

October 6, 2016

The last few years have been remarkable when it comes to seeing our history on screen — from sober affairs like “12 Years a Slave” and “Roots” to more kinetic fare like “Django Unchained” and “Underground.” But one story has yet to be told — that is until Nat Turner’s story is brought to the screen in Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation” this weekend.

Parker stars and directs with a stellar cast including Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King and Colman Domingo in the film that has been on everyone’s lips since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

So why should you see it? Let the stars themselves tell you why.

TELL US: Are you excited to see Nat Turner’s story finally brought to the big screen?