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‘The Birth of a Nation’ premieres in Los Angeles 100 years ago today (Feb 8 1915)

Video: 'The Birth of a Nation (1915) [HD] - Lillian Gish'

(Monday, February 8, 1915) — The silent, groundbreaking and controversial epic film drama The Birth of a Nation, which chronicles the relationship of two families in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, premiered today in Los Angeles.

Directed by D. W. Griffith, the film starred Lillian Gish, Mae Marsh, Henry B. Walthall, Miriam Cooper, Ralph Lewis and George Siegmann.