12 Years a Slave | Film Streams
Close Menu
Hide

UPDATE (April 16): Film Streams' cinemas are temporarily closed in consideration of public health concerns and community-wide efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. MORE INFO

Repertory Aug 3 – Aug 7, 2019

12 Years a Slave

Dir. Steve McQueen USA/UK 134 min R

2013 Fox Searchlight

In this Best Picture winner, Paul Giamatti plays a slave trader who aides in the entrapment of Solomon Northup, a free black man who spent 12 years in bondage.

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom.  In the pre-Civil War United States, 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, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. — Fox Searchlight

Film Stills

12 Years Aslave

More Films

View All Films

The Perfect Gift

Film Streams Membership