12 Years a Slave (2013)

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 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.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 96% / Audience 90%

Rated R,  2 hr 14 mins

GENRES
Drama • History
DIRECTION
Steve McQueen
CAST
Chiwetel Ejiofor  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Lupita Nyong'o  •  Dickie Gravois

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Chiwetel Ejiofor Solomon Northup
Michael Fassbender Edwin Epps
Lupita Nyong'o Patsey
Dickie Gravois Overseer
Sarah Paulson Mistress Epps
Paul Dano John Tibeats
Brad Pitt Bass
Benedict Cumberbatch Ford
Garret Dillahunt Armsby
Michael K. Williams Robert
Scoot McNairy Brown
Paul Giamatti Freeman