12 Years A Slave – 2nd June – 8pm

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.

Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor with a host of other headline actors, the film won Oscars for Best Picture,  Best Adapted Screenplay & Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o), a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, and a BAFTA for the Best Film & Best Actor. The film was directed by Steve McQueen with a screenplay written by John Ridley.


12 Years A Slave

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