Sundance hit 'Birth of a Nation' to open in October

February 24, 2016 9:53 PM

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Even before this year's Oscar handed out, Birth of a Nation is planting itself squarely in awards contention for next year.

Writer/director/star Nate Parker's Sundance hit is slated to arrive in theaters Oct. 7, Fox Searchlight announced Wednesday. The release date puts the historical drama right in the season when the race to the Academy Awards is heating up — recent best picture winners Birdman and Argo also came out i...

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