‘The Birth of A Nation’ Premiere: Nate Parker, Gabrielle Union, Aja Naomi King, Garcelle Beauvais, Annie Ilonzeh, Alfre Woodard, Laura Govan & Derek Fisher [Photos]

Gabrielle Union, Nate Parker, XX, Aja Naomi King

Gabrielle Union, Nate Parker, Annie Ilonzeh, Aja Naomi King

Last night, ‘The Birth of A Nation‘ premiere took place in LA at the ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome.

The man of the hour arrives ? #TheBirthofaNation

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The film is a period drama loosely based on the story of Nat Turner, the enslaved man who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831. The film is co-written, co-produced and directed by Nate Parker, in his directorial debut. The film stars Parker as Nat Turner, and co-stars Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller and Gabrielle Union. Parker also petitioned financiers to invest in the film, ultimately getting a $10 million production budget and started filming in May 2015 in the U.S. state of Georgia.

It was all stars on deck last night at #TheBirthofaNation premiere! ???

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The film premiered in competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival on January 25, 2016. Fox Searchlight Pictures bought worldwide rights to the film in a $17.5 million deal, the largest deal at the film festival to date. At the end of the festival, it won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition. The film was highly praised for its directing, acting, soundtrack and cinematography. The film will be released in the United States on October 7 by Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Check out the red carpet photos.

Nate Parker

Nate Parker

 

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard

 

Garcelle Beauvais

Garcelle Beauvais





 

Aja Naomi King

Aja Naomi King

 

Gloria Govan

Gloria Govan

 





Derek Fisher, Gloria Govan

Derek Fisher, Gloria Govan

 

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

@gabunion lights up the carpet ? #TheBirthofaNation

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Annie Ilonzeh

Annie Ilonzeh

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Authored by: Kellie Williams