The Birth of a Nation

Released on February 8, 1915, at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles, under the original tide, The Clansman, then released on March 3, 1915, at the Liberty Theatre in New York City under its new and permanent name, The Birth of a Nation. The film was financed, filmed, and released by the new independent Epoch Producing Corporation of D.W. Griffith and Harry T. Aitken, in 12 reels of 35mm black-and-white film stock with chemical tinting, silent with music score written for live orchestra, 165 mins.
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