You remember Nate Parker, don’t you? After his directorial debut Birth of a Nation became the breakout hit of Sundance, seemingly poised for a big Oscars push for Best Picture, Parker’s career was derailed by old sexual allegations. Not only did his movie bust that year, but he vanished from sight altogether. But now Parker is back with American Skin, a timely film dealing with the subject of racism and police violence.
Once again Parker takes multiple roles here as director, writer, and star of the film, playing a U.S. Marine veteran who witnesses his son being shot by cops during a routine traffic stop. When the law fails to get him justice, he decides to take the law into his own hands.
Spike Lee is on board as exec-producer, which should lend the film a much-needed boost. The cast includes Omari Hardwick, Theo Rossi, Shane Paul Mcghie, and Beau Knapp.
As someone who is a big fan of Parker and feels he got a raw deal, I’m just happy to see him back and working again. Many people won’t feel the same, and that’s cool, but I’m going to be here for all of it.
American Skin will be released on January 15th 2021.
After witnessing his son murdered by a white police officer who goes uncharged, Marine veteran Lincoln ‘Linc’ Jefferson takes justice into his own hands in a series of events he hopes will finally lead to justice for his son.