The Birth of a Nation

May is Non-Alliterative Silver Screen Classic Movie Month!

The Birth of a Nation. David W. Griffith Corp. 1915.

Before watching the movie:

This is the oldest movie you’ll ever see on Yesterday’s Movies, because it’s more or less the oldest movie. I know there are earlier motion picture narratives, but this is historically important for reasons I shouldn’t need to rehash here.

It’s odd that I was never shown this in any film classes, but the reason is probably the length and debatably the racial issues. These are also reasons I’ve been holding onto this until creating this special event. Because it’s not a party until somebody burns a cross, I guess?

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