Articles tagged nate parker

Dogs, Dialectics, and Academy Awards

Controversies involving A Dog's Purpose, The Birth of a Nation, and Last Tango in Paris reveal that access to more offscreen information can lead to greater accountability.

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ Is a Lose-Lose for the Academy

Nate Parker's sexual assault acquittal forces the Academy to either support underrepresented black artists or stand against the sexism of which it has been accused -- but not both.

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‘The Birth of a Nation’ Makes Visible a Movement That Can’t Wait

The Birth of a Nation, troubling and aspirational, exposes the need for intersectionality, now.

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27 Jan 2016 // 10:20 AM

Sundance 2016: ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Takes Sundance by Storm

The Birth of a Nation is inspired by a true story that saw a small group of slaves, starting out with rudimentary weapons, eventually take on white slaveowners and their families, killing about 60 of them.

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Lucasfilm’s ‘Red Tails’ Is Well-Intentioned But Thin

Red Tails is enjoyable enough and, like other George Lucas films, more throwback pulp than somber drama.

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26 Dec 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Great Debaters

The Great Debaters is history by way of Oprah: righteously angry and uplifting, willing to pull a punch when it makes the broader point.

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NYFF 2017: 'Mudbound'

// Notes from the Road

"Dee Rees’ churning and melodramatic epic follows two families in 1940s Mississippi, one black and one white, and the wars they fight abroad and at home.

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