R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Sam makes a student film that is critical of what she sees as white people's widespread fear of Barack Obama and titles it "Rebirth of a Nation." This is a reference not only to D.W. Griffith's notoriously racist 1915 Civil War movie The Birth of a Nation (1915) but also to something that filmmaker Spike Lee ... ...
You're more Banksy than Barack.
The flame on the candle in Sam's room on Halloween night is static, revealing that it is fake.
The end credits include photographs of the real-life blackface (and brownface) college parties that inspired the film's climax.
$347,959 (USA) (17 October 2014)
$4,404,154 (USA) (25 January 2015)