THE BIRTH OF A NATION (15)*

Date Time
Fri 13th January 7.45pm
Sun 15th January 4.30pm**

Dir: Nate Parker | USA | 2016 | 120 mins
Cast: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Penelope Ann Miller, Gabrielle Union

Written, directed by and starring Nate Parker, this incendiary slave drama – based on a true story – won the Audience and Grand Jury Prize at Sundance Film Festival this year. Set in the American South, it sees Parker play Nat Turner, a Virginian slave and preacher who, after both enduring and witnessing countless atrocities, plans a revolt in hopes of leading his people to freedom. Parker’s defiant drama asks viewers to witness America’s brutal racial past – at a time its societal effects are still much in evidence – in hopes of healing and a better future.

The screening on Sunday 15th January (**) will be shown with soft subtitles projected onto the screen for the hearing impaired, and these are signified by a double asterisk on the website and n our monthly brochure. Please note all other screenings of these films are without soft subtitles.

*For the visually impaired, we offer audio description via a headset, on this film. Please ask at the Box Office to borrow a headset. All films with audio description available are signified by a single asterisk on the website and on our monthly brochure. For more information visit our Audio and Soft Subtitles Page

All times listed are the programme start time unless otherwise stated. Films start approx 30 mins after the programme start time.