The Birth of a Nation (R) 120 minutes

THE BIRTH OF A NATION--Movie--(R)--Set against the antebelIum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner (Nate Parker), a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner (Arnie Hammer), 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.