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Nate Parker, 2016 120 minutes Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, Jackie Earle Haley, Mark Boone Junior, Aja Naomi King USA English 16 March 2017 no subtitles

Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in Virginia in 1831 to free African-Americans. It results in a violent retaliation from whites. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance 2016.

When a little slave boy, Nathaniel 'Nat' Turner, was taken to meet the Elders in the deep woods of 1800's Southampton County, Virginia, it was determined he would be a prophet. It became evident that the unusually intelligent boy would become able to read, so he was encouraged to study the Holy Bible and be a preacher to his fellow slaves. But when Nat's master decides to profit from his preaching skills by putting him on an inter-county preaching tour, Nat begins to see the full contours of slavery and is moved to become a different kind of leader.

One year ago, Nate Parker's THE BIRTH OF A NATION looked like the favorite to win Best Picture at this year's Academy Awards. Then came reports that a woman who accused Parker of sexual assault seventeen years ago had committed suicide in 2012. A backlash grew quickly, and THE BIRTH OF A NATION was pulled from the release list in the Netherlands. Lumière Cinema has decided to screen the film nonetheless, to provide our audience an opportunity to form their own opinion about the film.

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