• 12 Years A Slave

    Dates & locations below

    Starring:
    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt
    Release date:
    2015
    Director:
    Steve Mcqueen
    Running time:
    134 minutes
    Certificate:
    15

    In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.

    Location:
    Norwich
  • Dates & Locations

  • 12 Years A Slave

    Sun. 4 October 2015 | 5 PM

    In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.

    Location:
    Norwich: Frank’s Bar, 19 Bedford Street, NR2 1AR
    Telephone:
    01603 618902
  • 12 Years A Slave

    Thu. 29 October 2015 | 7 PM

    In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.

    Location:
    Norwich: Union House, Room 6, University of East Anglia, NR4 7TJ
    Telephone:
    01603 508050

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