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Free Members-Only Screening: The Birth of a Nation

2016, 120 min, color, DCP
Written by Nate Parker; directed by Nate Parker; with Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Dwight Henry, Aja Naomi King, Esther Scott, Roger Guenveur Smith, Gabrielle Union with Penelope Ann Miller

For LACMA Film Club, Film Independent, and The New York Times Film Club members only

Co-presented by The New York Times Film Club

Eight years in the making, writer, director, and star Nate Parker’s take on the life of African American slave Nat Turner’s life, and the revolt he eventually led against the slave owners, played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival to spectacular results. Parker’s debut as writer and director won the 2016 Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at Sundance. Parker used the title of D.W. Griffith’s well-known 1915 film as the starting point for his story. It follows the 19th century story of slave Nat Turner, and his evolution from plantation preacher to using the Old Testament for another means entirely—to begin a rebellion against those who owned and opposed slaves. The able cast Parker assembled includes Aja Naomi King, Gabrielle Union, Roger Guenveur Smith, Armie Hammer, Penelope Ann Miller, and Jackie Earle Haley.

In conjunction with Film Independent at LACMA

LACMA | Bing Theater


A limited number of tickets will be available at the door two hours before the published start time of the event.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets for the screening can be picked up at LACMA’s Ticket Office, located in the Hammer Building, on the day of the event—as early as 11 am. Tickets are for general, unreserved seating. Ticketed guests must be in their seats 15 minutes prior to the advertised start time or seats may be released. Reservations do not guarantee entry, even with a ticket in hand. Entry is first come, first served, so please arrive early. Program and guest participation subject to change or cancellation without prior notice. Tickets are nontransferable and can only be picked up by the individual who purchased or reserved them.