The Birth of a Nation

Nate Parker's drama tells the story of slave Nat Turner who led a rebellion in the 1800s that resulted in the deaths of dozens of white slave owners. The Fox Searchlight release, which stars Parker as Nat Turner alongside Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller and Gabrielle Union, sparked a fierce bidding war after its hit debut at Sundance.