‘The Birth of a Nation’: How Nate Parker’s Movie Got Swallowed Up — and Defined — By Everything Outside of It

Over the years, I have seen many standing ovations at the Sundance Film Festival. But this past January, at the gigantic Eccles Theatre in Park City, I watched the only standing ovation I have ever experienced — anywhere — that took place before the film it was applauding even began. That film was Nate Parker’s… Read more »

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