Friday, November 27, 2015

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, 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 will forever alter his life.
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Solomon Northup, a black man from upstate New York, went to sleep on an April night in 1841 in Washington, D.C. - well-fed, albeit woozy, having just dined in the company of two affable gentlemen who had offered to pay good wages for him to play his violin. When he woke the next morning, Northup was shackled, in a dungeon a few streets from the Capitol. He had been drugged and abducted and was about to be smuggled south, to be sold into slavery. » Read more
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Paul Giamatti; Benedict Cumberbatch; Scott McNairy; Michael Fassbender; Sarah Paulson; Garrett Dillahunt; Lupita Nyong'o; Adepero Oduye; Chiwetel Ejiofor; Paul Dano
Directed by:
Steve McQueen
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