From left, Gabrielle Union as Esther, Penelope Ann Miller as Elizabeth Turner, Nate Parker as Nat Turner and Katie Garfield as Catherine Turner in “The Birth of a Nation.”
From left, Gabrielle Union as Esther, Penelope Ann Miller as Elizabeth Turner, Nate Parker as Nat Turner and Katie Garfield as Catherine Turner in “The Birth of a Nation.” Fox Searchlight Pictures
From left, Gabrielle Union as Esther, Penelope Ann Miller as Elizabeth Turner, Nate Parker as Nat Turner and Katie Garfield as Catherine Turner in “The Birth of a Nation.” Fox Searchlight Pictures
On the Beat

On the Beat

Musings about all things related to music and culture of the popular variety

Actress Katie Garfield had a front-row seat to the birth of a controversy

November 04, 2016 1:00 PM

On The Beat

David Menconi
News & Observer music critic David Menconi's random (and we do mean random) musings about all things related to music and culture of the popular variety.