Nate Parker’s ‘Birth of a Nation’ Screening Gets Pulled

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We are so sorry to hear this news. Nate Parker‘s unreleased but highly anticipated screening for ‘The Birth of a Nation’, has been pulled. The screening featuring the writer, director, and star, scheduled for Friday, has been postponed due to controversy surrounding Parker. American Film Institute’s dean Jan Schuette released this statement to students,


“I have been the recipient of many different passionate points of view about the screening, and I believe it is essential that we discuss these issues together — messenger and message, gender, race and more — before we see the film. Next week, we will be scheduling a special moderated discussion so we may explore these issues together as artists and audience.”

Parker was a student at Penn State University in 1999 and he along with his roommate Jean McGianni Celestin were accused of raping a fellow female student who was inebriated and unconscious at the time. Charges were filed against the roommates and Celestin served a prison sentence in 2001. Parker was cleared of all charges.

Nate Parker released a statement to Click here to view.


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