In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. 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 personified by a malevolent slave owner, 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.

Won 3 Oscars.

Part of Throwback Thursdays
A second chance to see a series of Oscar award-winning films from the last decade on the big screen, curated by Gulbenkian Uncovered, a young programmers group.

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Throwback Thursdays

Thu 13 February - Thu 5 March 2020
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Throwback Thursday: 12 Years a Slave

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