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Nate Parker's 'American Skin' has been added to the Venice Film Festival's lineup of independent films. Parker's promising directing career was derailed after news of rape allegations from his college days surfaced during the release of Birth Of A Nation in 2016. He hasn't been heard from since.

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Al Sharpton

Fox Searchlight's Oscar hopeful Birth of a Nation fell short of expectations at the box office this weekend.

The scandal-plagued movie was expected to bring in at least $10 million in ticket sales. But 'Nation' earned only $350,000 on Friday and will finish the 3-day weekend just under $8 million.

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Nate Parker

Nate Parker's scandal-plagued movie The Birth of a Nation is expected to flop at the box office this weekend. The slavery movie opened nationwide in 2,100 theaters on Friday.

The movie was a shoe-in for an Academy Award, but the Oscar hopes will end in disaster for the film's troubled star, writer and director.

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Gabrielle Union

Executives at Fox Searchlight have reached out to Birth of a Nation's leading lady, Gabrielle Union, to help save the slave film from going straight to DVD.

Union, who stars as a slave who is gang raped in the film, wrote an opinion editorial for the L.A. Times.

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Nate Parker

Besieged filmmaker Nate Parker will not attend a press conference at the Toronto Film Festival.

Parker, who wrote, directed and produced the slavery movie Birth of a Nation, has come under fire for using a 17-year-old rape case to portray himself as a victim -- a black man accused of rape in America.

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Al Sharpton

Fox Searchlight Pictures executives desperately looked around for a black savior to rescue Nate Parker's slavery movie Birth of a Nation.

"I guess the only Black leader that Fox Searchlight could afford is Al Sharpton," wrote "What About Our Daughters" founder Gina McCauley.

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Nate Parker

A street artist is plastering altered Birth of a Nation movie posters all over West Los Angeles, Ca.

The movie posters feature the slave film's star Nate Parker with an American flag twisted into a noose around his neck. Under his image is the stylized word "Rapist" with a question mark next to it.

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Nate Parker

Hollywood's latest Slave film "The Birth of a Nation" is a cause célèbre for those who are anxious to make up for shutting out black actors at last year's Oscar Awards.

"The Birth of a Nation" is a fictional retelling of the Nat Turner Rebellion in which slaves rose up against their white oppressors.

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