The Birth of a Nation Movie

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Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, October 7, 2016 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 50 m

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The Birth of a Nation Plot: What's the story?

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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The Birth of a Nation Cast: Who stars in it?

Crew and Production Credits: 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 Timeline: When did the The Birth of a Nation come together?

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 Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, The Girl on the Train and Better Off Single.
United States
October 7, 2016 Nationwide
October 7, 2016

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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