In The Queue - Film Conversations with Andrew and Phil
Andrew and Phil discuss one of the most high-profile films of the year, the brainchild of writer-director-actor Nate Parker. After winning awards at Sundance last year, "The Birth of a Nation" was a hot property and Fox Searchlight bought the film for an astonishing $17.5 million. Since then, demand for the film has cooled considerably, due in no small part to the controversy surrounding Parker's 1999 rape trial (he was acquitted). Is this a case of a filmmaker's personal life overshadowing their accomplishments? Or is "The Birth of a Nation" really just not that good? You can download the podcast here by right-clicking on the hypertext link and choosing "save as", or you can use the convenient player attached to this post. Check out this episode!