12 YEARS A SLAVE * (15)

Date Time
Weds 16th April 7.30pm
Thurs 17th April 7.30pm

Dir. Steve McQueen, USA/UK, 2013, 134 mins
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o, Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch

Best Picture winner at the BAFTAs & Academy Awards 2014

Twelve Years a Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Pitt) will forever alter his life.

‘12 Years a Slave isn’t simply a masterpiece, it’s a milestone. This is history written with lightning.’ – Robbie Collin, The Telegraph *****

*-Audio Description available

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