The North Carolina Museum of Art

12 Years a Slave

Friday, August 1 | 9:00 pm  Rescheduled from August 1
(2013) Directed by Steve McQueen. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong’o. (134 min.) R

Oscar’s Best Picture is a searing indictment of the institution of slavery, based on a memoir by a free black man, Solomon Northup, who was abducted and sold into bondage. Universally acclaimed, with Nyong’o’s Oscar-winning role as the exploited Patsy.

“You won't be able to tuck this powder keg in the corner of your mind and forget it. What we have here is a blistering, brilliant, straight-up classic” (Rolling Stone).

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Please note that 12 Years a Slave is rated R for violence/cruelty, some nudity, and brief sexuality.


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