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    'The Birth Of A Nation' Is The Must-See Movie Event Of The Year

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    by daniel barna June 21, 2016

    One of the most anticipated movies of the year is also one of the most under-the-radar. That's because the only people who really know what to expect from Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation are the ones lucky enough to have caught it Sundance, where it became a runaway sensation en route to sweeping the festival's top prizes.

    The film tells the real-life story of Nat Turner, a preacher who was forced to work against his fellow slaves by his masters, before ultimately leading a rebellion against them. 

    The trailer leaves little to the imagination, as it depicts Turner as a child, all the way to the film's bloody climax, and the atrocities he witnessed and absorbed along the way. Though it’s still months away from its October 7 release date, The Birth of a Nation is already a frontrunner for next year's Oscars, and not just as an antidote to last year's diversity problem. 

    With The Birth of a Nation, Parker has crafted a soulful, insightful, and totally visceral depiction of one of the nation's most crucial turning points, and he did it on a shoestring budget, too. The fact that Fox Searchlight spent a whopping $17.5 million on the film's rights tells you all you need to know. Without a doubt, The Birth of a Nation is one of the must-see movie events of the year. 

    Watch the full trailer, above. 

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