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12 Years a Slave Redux

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 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. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

Winner, Golden Globe for Best Picture, Drama.

Nominated For Golden Globes: Best Actor - Drama (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong'o), Best Director (Steve McQueen), Best Screenplay, Best Original Score.

Nominated for Academy Awards (9):  Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actor in a supporting role, Actress in a supporting role, Adapted screenplay, Editing in film, Art direction and Costume design.


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  • Caroline

    Here is a link comparing the movie with known facts: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/12-years-a-slave.php And here's one to learn more about the work of director Steve McQueen: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2588606/

    1 · February 6, 2014

    • Arati M.

      I have a few questions ringing in my head about the film. Will have to. Discuss soon.!

      February 7, 2014

  • Arati M.

    Touching, moving and a work of art. I'm still thinking about it. Nice meeting all of u.

    February 7, 2014

  • Bonnie Z

    Crossing fingers I'm feeling well enough to join you.

    February 6, 2014

    • Bonnie Z

      Thanks Caroline. I'm bringing a friend, we may not arrive much before 7:15.

      February 6, 2014

    • Bonnie Z

      Heavy film. Very moving. Thanks for suggesting it, even if we missed meeting up with y'all.

      February 7, 2014

  • Matt

    It says here this was Steve McQueen's third film as a director.

    February 6, 2014

  • Caroline

    Some scenes were difficult to watch, but overall it was an excellent, well-made film. It was nice to welcome new members!

    February 6, 2014

  • Arati M.

    I maybe there by 7...

    February 6, 2014

  • Arati M.

    Going to try and join u all. Looking forward.

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm willing to make Parmesan Popcorn if people are interested.

    2 · February 4, 2014

  • Maria A.

    Great movie, some scenes are hard to watch.

    1 · February 3, 2014

    • Diane

      I agree, excellent movie, hard to watch, and bring some tissues. I am glad I closed my eyes for some of it.

      February 3, 2014

    • Caroline

      :'-(

      February 3, 2014

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