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12 Years A Slave

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Biography / Drama / History

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20th Century Fox / 2013


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 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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Quick Review

12 Years A Slave is a harrowing movie. That it is very hard to watch is only a measure of its success and as a viewer, be prepared to suffer with the main characters.

An important tribute to an unbreakable spirit.

Online: Tuesday, March 29, 2016