By Mandela Wells
One of the many films that will be shown at next year’s Sundance Film Festival and could be a potential award worthy picture, is Nate Parker‘s “Birth Of A Nation,” which just had it’s first six photos released to preview.
The Sundance Film Festival is a place where new indie films or films waiting to be picked up by a big studio are able to be debuted to a select audience. Some films have gone on from this fesitval to either be nominated or even win an Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG, or Critics Choice Award. Now, “Birth Of A Nation” has the potential as well and now the first images from the film have been released to show us Parker, Armie Hammer, and other members of the cast in a new story focusing on slavery in America.
The official movie synopsis reads: Set against the antebellum South, this story follows Nat Turner, a literate slave preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat’s preaching to subdue unruly slaves. After witnessing countless atrocities against fellow slaves, Nat devises a plan to lead his people to freedom.
Parker, Hammer, Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley and Mark Boone Jr. make up the cast of this unique slavery picture.
Now, only time will tell what studio will pick it up for distribution in 2016.