Will moviegoers go see 'Birth of a Nation'?

“The Birth of a Nation,” the biopic about Nat Turner, who led the most famous slave rebellion in US history, hits theaters this weekend. Can it overcome the behind-the-scenes drama surrounding writer-director-star Nate Parker? Other new releases include a big budget popcorn thriller, an Iranian horror movie and a Disney drama about a Ugandan chess champion.



  • Kyle Buchanan - pop culture writer for the New York Times, author of “Blood, Sweat & Chrome: The Wild and True Story of Mad Max: Fury Road” - @kylebuchanan
  • Jen Yamato - LA Times, co-host of “Asian Enough” podcast - @jenyamato