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  • The Birth of a Nation: how Nate Parker failed to remake history - The Guardian (blog)

    The Birth of a Nation: how Nate Parker failed to remake history - The Guardian (blog);

    The much-hyped slavery drama, steeped in controversy, has underperformed at the box office – but where did it go wrong? Nate Parker leading the rebellion as Nat Turner in The Birth of a Nation. Photograph: Jahi Chikwendiu/AP. Share on Facebook · Share ...and more »

  • How 'The Birth of a Nation' Silences Black Women - New York Times

    How 'The Birth of a Nation' Silences Black Women - New York Times;

    Nate Parker and Aja Naomi King in “The Birth of a Nation.” The film continues the tradition of marginalizing black women in the recounting of Nat Turner's insurrection. Credit Fox Searchlight Pictures/20th Century Fox. Advertisement. “I think that Nat ...and more »

  • The Cinematic Merits and Flaws of Nate Parker's “The Birth of a Nation” - The New Yorker

    The Cinematic Merits and Flaws of Nate Parker's “The Birth of a Nation” - The New Yorker;

    Nate Parker's film “The Birth of a Nation” is an impassioned and aesthetically distinct reflection on Nat Turner's life. It is also seriously damaged by arrogance, vanity, and self-importance. CreditPhotograph by Fox Searchlight Pictures / Courtesy ...and more »

  • 'Birth of a Nation': Here's why Nate Parker's movie wasn't — and won't be — a success - Mic

    'Birth of a Nation': Here's why Nate Parker's movie wasn't — and won't be — a success - Mic;

    Months of hype, controversy and media frenzy couldn't help Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation at the box office opening weekend. The Nat Turner biopic made $7 million, barely scraping into the range of analysts' projections, but it's overwhelmingly ...and more »

  • Filmmaker's Controversial Past Takes Its Toll On 'Birth Of A Nation' At The BO - Deadline

    Filmmaker's Controversial Past Takes Its Toll On 'Birth Of A Nation' At The BO - Deadline;

    It's often said that there's no such thing as bad publicity, but in regards to The Birth of a Nation's estimated $7M opening this weekend, many are pegging the Nat Turner biopic's lackluster performance to the controversies that have besieged the film ...and more »

  • 'The Birth of a Nation' Struggles at the Box Office - New York Times

    'The Birth of a Nation' Struggles at the Box Office - New York Times;

    Nate Parker as Nat Turner in “The Birth of a Nation.” Credit Fox Searchlight Pictures/20th Century Fox Film. LOS ANGELES — Any lingering hope that “The Birth of a Nation” could push past a controversy surrounding its star, Nate Parker, to become a ...and more »

  • Gabrielle Union on Birth of a Nation Boycotts: 'I Support You If You Don't Want to See the Film' - Vulture

    Gabrielle Union on Birth of a Nation Boycotts: 'I Support You If You Don't Want to See the Film' - Vulture;

    If the reception to Birth of a Nation at the box office hasn't been quite what its creators hoped for, Gabrielle Union says she doesn't fault those who are choosing to boycott the film over Nate Parker's rape scandal. (The film's director and star was ...and more »

  • As Oscar hopes dim for 'Birth of a Nation,' now what? - USA TODAY

    As Oscar hopes dim for 'Birth of a Nation,' now what? - USA TODAY;

    The Birth of a Nation continues to take a tumble in the Oscar race. After the slavery film's first weekend in theaters, the former front-runner's odds of winning best picture fell from 11-to-1 to 22-to-1 on awards prediction site GoldDerby.com. The ...and more »

  • 'Birth of a Nation' meets box office expectations, but Oscar glory looks slim - Los Angeles Times

    'Birth of a Nation' meets box office expectations, but Oscar glory looks slim - Los Angeles Times;

    Following the recent controversy around Fox Searchlight's “The Birth of a Nation,” fervor for the film about Nat Turner's 1831 slave rebellion is down — including its Academy Award prospects. But with the film's release in theaters nationwide this ...and more »

  • How Badly Did “The Birth Of A Nation” Actually Do At The Box Office? - BuzzFeed News

    How Badly Did “The Birth Of A Nation” Actually Do At The Box Office? - BuzzFeed News;

    Armie Hammer, Nate Parker, and Jayson Warner Smith in The Birth of a Nation. Fox Searchlight Pictures. ID: 9759663. After enduring a sustained and emotional onslaught of hype and scandal over the past nine months, The Birth of a Nation finally opened ...and more »