Nate Parker’s award-winning film American Skin in which he wrote, directed and stars in, will be available to stream exclusively on BET+ starting April 15
“BET+ played a pivotal role in getting American Skin to market and we were thrilled to have a partner who understood the gravity and importance of bringing this story to life,” said writer, director and activist Nate Parker. “My ambition with this film was to reflect the Black experience and to create a dialogue that adds context and accountability and allows us to push and change the narrative around race and justice in this country.”
American Skin weaves a layered story in the tradition of Sidney Lumet’s 12 Angry Men and Dog Day Afternoon, that follows a Black Iraqi War Vet, Lincoln Jefferson (Parker), who after being denied a fair trial following the shooting death of his teenage son by a white police officer, desperately seeks justice and accountability for his son’s death.
In addition to Parker, American Skin stars Omari Hardwick, Beau Knapp, Theo Rossi, Shane Paul McGhie, Milauna Jackson, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Sierra Capri.
American Skin comes to BET+ fresh off a successful PVOD run where the film became one of Vertical Entertainment’s highest grossing titles. American Skin previously premiered at the 2019 Venice Film Festival where it won the Filming Italy Award for Best Film of the Sconfini Section.