The Birth of a Nation Movie

The Birth of a Nation movie poster

Who's Involved:

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

Release Date:

Friday, October 7, 2016 (Nationwide)

disturbing violent content, and some brief nudity

Runtime: 1 hr, 50 m
Language: English

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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Who stars in The Birth of a Nation: Cast List

... Nat Turner

"Non-Stop" , "Red Tails"  

... Samuel Turner

"Crisis" , "Death on the Nile"  

"Good Deeds" , "Cheaper by the Dozen Reboot"  

... Nancy Turner

"King Richard" , "Miss Virginia"  

... Cherry

"Sylvie's Love" , "Four"  

... Elizabeth Turner

"Reagan" , "Adverse"  

"The Dark Tower" , "Dark Shadows"  

"The Wolf Who Cried Boy"  



Who's making The Birth of a Nation: Crew List

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

  1. January 2016: The film was in Completed status.
  2. Fox Searchlight is wrapping up a deal to pay around $17.5 million to acquire rights for The Birth Of A Nation.

  3. May 2015: The film was in Pre-Production status.

The Birth of a Nation Release Date: When was the film 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 The Late Bloomer.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

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