12 YEARS A SLAVE FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
Doors open at 6:30PM – Film begins at 7:00PM
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. During Solomon’s 12 years of forced enslavement he faces cruelty at the hands of a malevolent slave owner, as well as unexpected kindnesses; Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. Join your meetup friends to view the film, and after as we dissect and discuss Solomon’s harrowing true story from enslavement to freedom. Rated R.
Buy your general admission ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12-years-a-slave-film-screening-and-discussion-tickets-10318303323
Try to meet in the lobby area of the performance hall in the rear of the museum at 6:15p to line up so you can be seated together. If you are late, you may not be able to find anyone from the group. Film begins at 7p.
"12 Years A Slave" grabbed nine Oscar nominations, includingBest Picture, Best Director (Steve McQueen), Best Actor(Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender) and Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o).
Be sure to plan on attending our Red Carpet Academy Awards Party on March 2, 6p at The Park West Theater(322 W. Armitage, @Clark) $50. Proceeds benefit Center On Halsted, a Chicago clinic that provides resources and treatment for those diagnosed with HIV. See the official 3/2 post, and the discussion board for a list of other nominated films! The live Oscars ceremony airs Sunday, March 2 at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST, and will be hosted by comedienne and TV host Ellen DeGeneres.
There is a small parking lot in near the theater $10, or free street parking if you arrive early.