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Nate Parker’s ‘American Skin’ Added to Venice Film Festival Slate

Nate Parker’s ‘American Skin’ Added to Venice Film Festival Slate

Nate Parker’s “American Skin” has been added to the Venice Film Festival lineup in the fest’s Sconfini section.

The film, about a black Iraq War veteran who seeks justice for his son killed in a shooting, is the first feature from Parker since his 2016 slavery drama “The Birth of a Nation.”

Parker wrote, directed and stars in the L.A.-set film, which addresses timely subjects like police violence and enduring racism in American society. Co-stars include Omari Hardwick (“Power”), Theo Rossi (“Sons of Anarchy)” and Beau Knapp (“Southpaw”).

Parker plays U.S. Marine veteran Lincoln Jefferson who is working as a janitor at a prestigious California junior high school in California and trying to mend his relationship with his son after his divorce.

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When his son is killed during a routine police check,

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