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Nate Parker: Separating the art from the man

Nate Parker: Separating the art from the man

Nate Parker — actor, director, producer — has created a brilliant film that's set to open in October, "The Birth of a Nation." Publicity for the film has led to publicity about a sordid episode in Mr. Parker's otherwise inspiring biography: He and his co-writer were charged with sexually assaulting another student 17 years ago when they were Penn State University undergraduates; Mr. Parker was acquitted, his co-worker was convicted of sexual assault, though the guilty finding was later overturned.

That incident has led to a social media-driven drumbeat against support for the film, which early prognosticators say has "Oscar" written all over...

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