12 Years A Slave

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Based on the 19th-century memoir of Solomon Northup (adapted here by screenwriter John Ridley), 12 Years a Slave follows the tribulations of an educated carpenter, musician and family man from New York state who, in 1841, was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the south – a shockingly common phenomenon. Stripped of his past, his identity and even (in the eyes of the law) his humanity, the renamed “Platt” becomes the property of plantation owner Ford (Benedict Cumberbatch), whose comparatively benign and sympathetic demeanour belies his slaver status.
Director:
Steve McQueen

Starring:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender 

Rating:  15
Year:  2013
Country:  USA
Length:   133mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z02Ie8wKKRg

 


Countdown:

Past Event

12 Years A Slave

Thu 25 September 2014

7:30PM

Ends: Thu 25 September

John Clare Theatre

PE1 1SQ

£6

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