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Venice Audience Cheers Nate Parker’s ‘American Skin’

The audience at the Venice International Film Festival gave a seven-minute-long standing ovation to the world premiere of Nate Parker's 'American Skin,' with no mention of the scandal involving a 1999 rape allegation that engulfed the 'Birth of a Nation' director three years ago.

Nate Parker Speaks Out on Decades-Old Rape Controversy

Director Nate Parker has spoken out for the first time on his decades-old rape charge, news of which capsized his career in 2016 when it resurfaced following 20th Century Fox's $17.5 million acquisition of Parker's debut, 'Birth of a Nation.' Parker addressed the controversy at the 2020 Venice International Film Festival, where he is premiering his second feature, 'American Skin.'

Nate Parker to Direct ‘Black & Blue’ as First Gig After ‘Birth of a Nation’

The drama, about LAPD hero Ralph Waddy, marks Parker's return to helming features after a resurfaced rape trial derailed his directorial debut.

Sports Superstars Join ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Production Company as Partners

Drew Brees, Tony Parker, Derrick Brooks and Michael Finley form a super team of producers for Argent Pictures.

2017 NAACP Image Award Winners: Complete List

'Moonlight,' 'Black-ish', OWN's 'Queen Sugar,' 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' and Beyonce scored multiple wins.

Oscars: Mel Gibson, Casey Affleck and Hollywood’s Sliding Scale of Moral Punishment

As Gibson, once banished to directors jail for personal behavior, wins plaudits for 'Hacksaw Ridge,' voter forgiveness seems to apply to some (Affleck) but not others (Nate Parker).

NAACP Image Awards: ‘Birth of a Nation’ Scores 6 Nominations

Beyonce received seven individual nominations, while Oscar frontrunner 'Moonlight' also landed six nominations.

Nate Parker Accused of Indecent Exposure in Unearthed College Record

The Philadelphia Attorney General’s office is looking into how Penn State handled that incident as Parker, through his lawyer, tells the New York Times he "was never told of any exposure complaint, and that no such incident had occurred."

Rape Activist Group Plans Candlelight Vigil at Hollywood ‘Birth of a Nation’ Screening

A silent sit-in will take place Thursday during a 7 p.m. showing of the historical biopic at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood.

‘Birth of a Nation’ Skywriting Over Hollywood Touts “Nat Turner Lives”

Nate Parker's film about the slave rebellion leader hits theaters Friday.

How ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Dishonors Rosa Parks and Black Female Activists (Guest Column)

The author of 'At the Dark End of the Street,' a history of sexual violence and the civil rights movement, says Nate Parker's movie "overly simplifies the horrific history of rape as a tool of oppression" and takes it to task for using Wikipedia as a source to connect historically important black activists on the film's website.

New ‘Birth of a Nation’ Posters Recall D.W. Griffith KKK Propaganda Film

Griffith's 1915 silent film is now considered KKK propaganda.