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‘Birth of a Nation’: Controversial New Poster Shows Nate Parker In American Flag Noose

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a bold new poster for the Sundance winner.

The Birth of a Nation

Armie Hammer and Nate Parker in “The Birth of a Nation”

Nate Parker’s Sundance winner “The Birth of a Nation” has released a powerful new poster, courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures.

The new image features Parker’s character, Nat Turner in black and white, being hung by a noose made out of the American flag, which is shown in color.

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The slavery drama, written, directed and co-produced by Parker, tells the story of a slave and preacher who in 1831 led a slave uprising in Georgia. Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller and Gabrielle Union also co-star in the powerful film. 

The feature has been garnering award season buzz after it took home the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at the Utah-held festival this year. Upon its premiere, it set a Sundance record when it was acquired by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million.

READ MORE: ‘The Birth of a Nation’ Trailer: Nate Parker Is a Child of God in New Look at His Sundance Prizewinner

“The Birth of a Nation” will be released in theaters on October 7. Check out the one-sheet below.

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