The Birth of a Nation Movie

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Who's Involved:

Kevin Turen, Aaron L. Gilbert, Gabrielle Union, Armie Hammer, Nate Parker, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King, Jason Michael Berman, Preston L. Holmes, Dwight Henry, Roger Guenveur Smith, Esther Scott

Release Date:

Friday, October 7, 2016 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 50 m

Plot: What's the story about?

Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, 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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

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Crew: Who's making The Birth of a Nation

A look at the The Birth of a Nation behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's writer Nate Parker last wrote Predilection.


Nate Parker


Nate Parker


Jason Michael Berman
Aaron L. Gilbert
Preston L. Holmes
Nate Parker
Kevin Turen

Production Company

Bron Studios

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Production: What we know about The Birth of a Nation

Filming Timeline

On or about January 26, 2016, the film was in Completed status.

Fox Searchlight is wrapping up a deal to pay around $17.5 million to acquire rights for The Birth Of A Nation.

On or about May 13, 2015, the film was in Pre-Production status.

The Birth of a Nation Release Date: When was it released?

The Birth of a Nation was released in 2016 on Friday, October 7, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 16 other movies released on the same date, including The Girl on the Train, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life and Phantasm: Remastered.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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