Per RocsiDiaz.com, The Sundance Film Festival just provided an early remedy for the lack of diversity next year’s Oscar race could inevitably face. After four days of rave reviews for the pale casts in “Manchester by the Sea” and other movies, “The Birth of a Nation” earned three standing ovations at Monday’s premiere — one before it even started, one that lasted throughout almost the entire end credits and another when director/writer/star Nate Parker took the stage immediately afterward.

It’s too early to discuss 2017’s Oscars, of course. But Sundance almost always gives us at least one or two films that carry their critical plaudits all the way to the following year’s awards (see: “Brooklyn,” “Boyhood”). Monday’s crowd declared “Birth” an instant antidote to the ongoing #OscarsSoWhite controversy. That premonition seemed doubly likely when distributors quickly huddled in the theater lobby to begin bidding for rights to the film, resulting in Fox Searchlight’s record-setting $17.5 million acquisition. (The studio has a history of shelling out for splashy Sundance titles, buying “Brooklyn” for $9 million last year and “Little Miss Sunshine” for $10.5 million in 2006.)

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