True story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917, which was a mutiny by 156 African American soldiers seeking retribution for the brutal violence and abuse at the hands of Houston police officers. The two-hour riot led to the largest murder trial in history.
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Set against the antebellum South, The Birth of a Nation follows a literate slave and preacher, Nat Turner, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities, Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom.
Grand Jury Prizes and Audience Awards were handed out to the top films and three more big deals were made as the Sundance Film Festival of 2016 came to a close.
The television star joins Armie Hammer in the upcoming historical biopic.
A sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller about a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor. They become entangled in a murder plot and will shake the entire university and change the course of their lives.