March 14 & 15, 2014

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Rated R
134 minutes

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format: 35mm

12 Years a Slave (2013)

March 14, 2014 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm in 26-100
March 15, 2014 at 7:00 and 10:00 pm in 26-100

2013 Academy Award Nominations: Motion Picture (WIN!), Leading Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o) (WIN!), Costume Design, Directing (Steve McQueen), Film Editing, Production Design, Adapted Screenplay (WIN!)

12 Years a Slave is 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, Solomonís chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. []

12 Years a Slave is likely the most painful, clear-eyed feature ever made about American slavery. In that light, it almost seems faint praise to add that it will also likely prove to be the best film of the year.
      -- Christopher Orr, The Atlantic. Read this review.