American Cinema’s Problem Child: Birth of a Nation turns 100 today

D. W. Griffith's Civil War and Reconstruction epic,  The Birth of a Nation, premiered on February 8, 1915, a hundred years ago today (at that time it was called The Clansman; the more grandiose title came later). Cinema changed irrevocably that night. Much as we would like to, we can't ignore or underestimate The Birth's … Continue reading American Cinema’s Problem Child: Birth of a Nation turns 100 today