#20: Nate Parker, American Skin and Black Storytelling
Power & Community
Nate Parker discusses his latest film “American Skin”, why now is the time to put Black stories on screen, and how storytelling is the legacy we leave behind for those who come after us. About Nate Parker:Nate Parker is an award-winning actor, writer, director and producer, who has played lead characters and held starring roles in at least 19 films, including American Skin, Beyond The Lights, Red Tails, The Secret Life of Bees, Arbitrage, and Pride. Most recently, Parker wrote, directed, and starred in the film, The Birth of a Nation, which tells the story of Nat Turner (played by Parker) who famously led the 1831 slave rebellion in Virginia. In his vision for the film, Parker expresses his deep desire to challenge the country to “heal from racial trauma through an honest confrontation with our past.” The Birth of a Nation won both of Sundance’s most sought-after honors: the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize. In addition to being a prolific artist, he is also a devoted activist. Parker says “If I am to be remembered by anyone, I would hope, those people speak my name as an individual who possessed a riotous disposition toward injustice, offering life and career as one of service to the marginalized, subjugated and oppressed peoples of the world.” Parker recently launched the Nate Parker Foundation, a non-profit organization with a mission to confront systemic crises and disparities within the African and African American communities in the areas of education, cultural enrichment, and social and economic justice. He is an outspoken advocate for racial equality, dedicating much of his time to closing the opportunity gap for boys and young men of color. Parker holds a degree in Computer Programming from the University of Oklahoma and an honorary Doctorate from Wiley College.
American Skin with Director Nate Parker and Jeff Byrd (Ep. 296)
The Director's Cut - A DGA Podcast
Director Nate Parker discusses his new film, American Skin, with fellow director Jeff Byrd in a spoiler-filled virtual Q&A. Mr. Parker also stars in the film as a Marine veteran and school janitor, who is trying to mend his relationship with his son after a divorce. When his son is killed during a routine traffic stop and the police officer is acquitted, he takes matters into his own hands.
American Skin.... Thank You Nate Parker & Spike Lee
American Skin is probably by far the most riveting, real, and emotional movie that will come out this year. This movie dives deep into both perspectives of what it's like to be be a black person in America as well as what it's like to be a police officer and how they are literally being trained to racially profile black and brown people. We just want to say THANK YOU to Nate Parker and Spike Lee for creating this amazingly brilliant film! This is incite much needed conversation and hopefully CHANGE!Let's talk about it! @Mal_c @LuvLadyTtv @SiblingVibes
American Skin, a story that takes a journey through one Black man’s grief and struggle to find justice, is out now. The film’s star, writer and director, Nate Parker is dropping gems with Devi this week about what it takes to be vulnerable as a Black man and why telling these stories is his mission. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Today on the show we had Nate Parker call in where he spoke about his new film "American Skin", police brutality, protecting his children and more. Also, after Charlamagne gave "Donkey of the Day" to Courtside Karen who through a fit at the Lakers vs. Hawks basketball game, we opened up the phone lines to see if any of our listeners recently been encountered by Karen. Also, we honor Michael Jordan for pushing his skills to the limit once he takes something someone does or says Personally! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Day 1 Radio has started 2021 speaking with a number of influential filmmakers and this week's episode keeps the trend going. Actor/director Nate Parker opened up about what inspired him to write his recently released film American Skin. In the conversation, we speak on race, police brutality, and all of the themes covered in the film and how it acted as a mirror to real life. 1:30 - Who did you make this film for? Nate talks about taking in his young nephew and Michael Brown's 2014 death as inspirations to make this film about young Black men and their relationship with the police. He calls the film an "answer" for young people with questions on how to protect themselves. 7:40 - Nate speaks on the first time he had to have the "the talk" with his mother about how to deal with the police. 9:45 - Nate talks about if he feels films like this will actually change people's (i.e. cops, cop apologists, etc.) minds about how they see the police's relationship with the Black community. 13:40 - Branden asks Nate to speak on one of the more emotionally-charged parts of the film when a young Black male character confronts a Black cop attempting to calm the family of a man who has been killed by police. He also speaks on the "old playbook" move of getting the family members of victims of police brutality to get on TV and ask for peace. He also speaks on how many people enter the police force to create change, but simply cannot. 18:00 - Nate reveals that there were plenty of instances of having to stop filming to allow cast members to process the scenes and dialog they were acting out. He also talks about the advantages of having the film being released direct-to-consumer because of current COVID restrictions. 24:00 - Spike Lee’s involvement with the film. 27:35 - Nate shares his feelings on whether or not police reform is actually possible. He also talks about the need to have both politicians and militants working together to make a change in the Black community. 30:45 - Nate gives an update on some of his other projects that are attacking the prison industrial complex and inner-city life. Nate also speaks on the importance not alienating younger generations in the quest for freedom and justice. 35:00 - Nate speaks on having Mt. Rushmore (Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, E-40, Too $hort) release their first song together on the American Skin soundtrack. He also talks about how Snoop himself made it come together in less than a month. Day 1 Radio podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, IHeartRadio, Spotify, Stitcher, Radio Public, and CLNS Mobile Media app. Follow us on Twitter, FB, and IG at @day1radio
On the latest episode of Conversations, we sit down with writer, director, and producer Nate Parker and singer Keedron Bryant to discuss the scathing social commentary, which is American Skin. Parker and Bryant discuss the film's social aspects, their inspirations, and Bryant's transition from being on Hollywood A-List to making socially-conscious work all on the latest episode of Conversations.
CHRIS & AARON discuss the “downfall” of the actor NATE PARKER. Things tend to go in all sorts of directions here. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Uprising with the PACIFIC RIM Sequel, ISLE OF DOGS, Nate Parker's Return & more!
On this week's show I'll be joined by my northern buddy Chris Bumbray of Joblo.clom and The Beard and the Bald podcast to review PACIFIC RIM UPRISING! Does the these giant robots need retooling without Guillermo Del Toro? Or is John Boyega enough to pilot this sequel to greatness? Chris will also hang around to talk about the TOMB RAIDER reboot and if it's the start of a new franchise or a dud. Plus, my review of Wes Anderson's ISLE OF DOGS, Zoey Deutch in FLOWER, and more!We'll also talk about Nate Parker's return to movies, Chris Evans' saying goodbye to Marvel, and Quentin Tarantino's Star Trek movie!Tune in and follow Cinema Royale here on Blogtalkradio as part of Critical: The Movie Critics Network!