Fox Searchlight Launches ‘Birth of a Nation’ Voter Registration Drive (Video)

"The Birth of a Nation"

“The Birth of a Nation”

Fox Searchlight has announced that the studio will hold voter registration enrollment in theater lobbies ahead of screenings of Nate Parker’s Nat Turner rebellion drama “The Birth of a Nation.”

The initiative supports Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day and will continue through the opening weekend of “The Birth of a Nation,” October 7, 2016, ending on Oct. 9. Participating theaters include: Bow Tie Cinemas; Emagine Entertainment; Malco Theatres; Marcus Theatres; Wehrenberg Theatres; Amstar Cinemas; Movie Taverns; The Grand Theatres; Bryn Mawr Film Institute, Bryn Mawr, PA; Glenwood Arts Theatre, Overland Park, KS; Little Theatre, Rochester, NY; Midtown Cinema, Harrisburg, PA; Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland, OH; Cedar Lee Theatre, Cleveland Heights, OH; Cinema Arts Theatre, Fairfax, VA; Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI; and The Neon, Dayton, OH.

Each will hold voter enrollment in their lobbies.

On the initiative, Fox Searchlight has also teamed up with The League of Women Voters; Delta Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.; National Coalition of Black Civic Participation and its Ohio Unity Coalition and North Carolina Black Youth Vote Network; NYC Votes; and National Voter Registration Day.

Stars of “Birth of a Nation,” Nate Parker, Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis, Aja Naomi King, and Gabrielle Union, recorded a get-out-the-vote PSA that will be shown before the promotional screenings of the film, starting today, Tuesday.

Watch it below:


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