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12 Years a Slave

This screening took place on
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 8:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel 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 (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. Nominated for 9 Oscars. Winner of Best Film at the 2014 BAFTAs. Mature themes and graphic violence. Parental guidance suggested.
  • Directed by Steve McQueen
  • 2013, USA/UK
  • 134 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised

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