The uncompromising coverage of Nate Parker’s alleged history of sexual assault seemed to suggest that both audiences and the press would no longer tolerate men behaving badly. But Casey Affleck, who settled suits brought by two women alleging sexual impropriety, is sailing toward a Best Actor Oscar. What's different?
Amid hype and scandal, the film debuted with $7.1 million in the US and Canada.
“The statement we’re making is that we exist," Elyse Cizek — one of the founders of #FvckRapeCulture — told BuzzFeed News. "We’re just trying to make ourselves known and that our story is important too."
"If people stopped supporting their art, they would think a lot more before they did stuff."
The Birth of a Nation director, co-writer, and star sits down with Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes in his first televised interview since the allegations reemerged.
Sexual assault has engulfed The Birth of a Nation, not only because of the film's content, but because its director, star, and screenwriter Parker was accused of rape 17 years ago. Now, only one member of the cast and crew is truly speaking openly about sexual violence, and she's a survivor herself.
During a press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday, Parker "respectfully" asked to keep the focus on The Birth of a Nation story, cast, and crew.
At The Birth of a Nation's debut at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday, the filmmaker was not questioned about the 1999 rape case against him that has re-emerged.
From actors to activists, everyone has something to say about The Birth of a Nation controversy. But one voice has been missing: the alleged victim's. Four years after her death, what we know about her life and fight.
The filmmaker has given his most candid interview since rape allegations against him resurfaced.
This week for BuzzFeed News, Michelle Dean investigates a possible case of Munchausen syndrome that ended in murder. Read that and these other great stories from BuzzFeed and around the web.
New details around actor and director Nate Parker’s involvement in a 1999 rape case shed a harsh light on the Hollywood apparatus that attempts to soften past transgressions in the name of art, awards, and, above all, profits.
Background checks aren't a standard practice during acquisitions at film festivals, sources told BuzzFeed News. But fallout from The Birth of a Nation star's past may change that.
The details of the Birth of a Nation filmmaker's 1999 rape case may have eluded studios bidding record prices for his movie, but for students at the university at the time, the incident and its aftermath were explosive and polarizing.
"I am filled with profound sorrow."
A woman accused actor and director Nate Parker and a friend of raping her in 1999 while they were at Penn State. Parker was later acquitted. The woman killed herself in 2012.
Looks like this is the film everyone will be talking about this year.
We watched a lot at the annual film festival in Park City, Utah so you didn’t have to — and these are the films worth talking about. In no particular order!
Nate Parker's The Birth of a Nation and Kenneth Lonergan's Manchester by the Sea set the Sundance Film Festival aflame.
The Gugu Mbatha-Raw–led backstage melodrama Beyond the Lights is the latest to use hair extensions as a symbol of identity for its central character.
This, for example: "There are negative portrayals and perpetuations of the black experience — and there are enough of those," Parker told BuzzFeed News.
"What I want to focus on are people of color in my films, and specifically women," Beyond the Lights writer-director Gina Prince-Bythewood told BuzzFeed News. "They're never an easy sell."
Jesse Zwick's reworked an '80s classic for the 2010s, with a cast that includes Max Greenfield, Aubrey Plaza, and Jason Ritter. Plus, check out an exclusive clip from the film.