Director Nate Parker came out of Sundance in January with an award-winning debut film and talk of being an Oscar front-runner. Things got more complicated over the summer when revelations about Parker’s past turned attention away from the film and onto him. Parker’s film THE BIRTH OF A NATION, about Nat Turner’s 1831 slave rebellion, opens this weekend. Adam and Josh have a review. Plus, their most anticipated titles playing this year's Chicago International Film Festival (Oct 13-27).
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Filmspotting #606 - Click here or the podcast icon to listen
0:00-1:15 - Billboard
1:15-30:40 - Review: "The Birth of a Nation"
Chance the Rapper, "How Great"
31:53-44:22 - Notes / Massacre Theatre
44:22-47:12 - Top 5: CIFF Preview
Chance the Rapper, "Blessings"
48:12-55:51 - Donations
55:51-1:24:02 - Top 5: CIFF Preview, cont.
1:24:02-1:27:31 - Close / Outtake
- Chance the Rapper
- Massacre Theatre Winner: Brett Douville, Olney, MD
- Movies Are Prayers, available for pre-order
- Chicago Podcast Festival
- Jess Knipping's Squarespace site
- Slate Black Film Canon
- Daughters of the Dust/Lemonade