12 Years a Slave (15)

2013 (USA/UK) (Biography, Drama, History)
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams, Michael Fassbender
Director: Steve McQueen
A Member’s Choice Film. A winner of 3 Oscars and based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. The director, Steve McQueen, a British filmmaker, confronts the subject of slavery in the most brutal and uncompromising manner. McQueen and screenwriter John Ridley have drawn from the memoir of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a New York-born musician kidnapped in 1841 and enslaved for twelve years before being freed. “12 Years a Slave” is a film with outstanding power. It has brutal darkness in it but also a fine beauty. It’s truly impossible to turn away from. (2hr 14min)
Tickets on sale 30th April 2014