12 Years a Slave
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12 YEARS A SLAVE
STEVE MCQUEEN | USA, UK | 2013 | 134 MIN
Winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture, 12 YEARS A SLAVE recounts the harrowing true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and enslaved on a Georgia plantation. Director Steve McQueen and his outstanding cast bring one of the darkest eras of American history to searing, painful life.
Centerpiece of the 22nd Philadelphia Film Festival (2013)
Awards: Academy Awards (Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress), Golden Globes (Best Motion Picture – Drama), BAFTA Awards (Best Film, Best Actor)
Part of the PFS Signature Series 25 For 25 program. CLICK HERE to browse the full program lineup.