In an Ebony interview published Saturday, filmmaker Nate Parker addressed the 1999 allegation of rape made against him, noting that he “never took a moment to think about the woman” when he dismissedthe allegations earlier this month by saying that he “was cleared of it [in court]. That’s that.”
After serving as the backdrop for the 2007 film, “The Great Debaters,” Wiley College is set become home to the Nate Parker School of Film and Drama this fall.
The Sundance Film Festival just provided an early remedy for the lack of diversity next year’s Oscar race could inevitably face. After four days of rave reviews for the pale casts in “Manchester by the Sea” and other movies, “The Birth of a Nation” earned three standing ovations at Monday’s premiere — one before it even started, one that lasted throughout almost the entire end credits and another when director/writer/star Nate Parker took the stage immediately afterward.