Ninety-five years ago, the most popular movie in America was on its way to grossing $200 million (in today’s dollars). Today, the film is credited with establishing the feature-length motion picture, introducing cinematic techniques, and cementing the reputation of its director, D.W. Griffith, as a creative genius. It is also considered an inflammatory, racist piece of propaganda. The movie’s heroes are members of the Ku Klux Klan. I have not watched The Birth of a Nation in its entirety, but you should. Because it’s good for you. Now go do it. Watch it for free by clicking here.
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