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12 Years a Slave

  • Jan 16, 2014 · 6:00 PM
  • Phoenix Picturehouse

Much in the press about this film, up for BAFTAS,  and some members of the group have expressed interest to see it. Early evening performance but hope some can make it.

McQueen’s (HUNGER) highly anticipated third feature deals poetically and humanely with one of the thorniest aspects of American history.

Based on Solomon Northup’s 1853 memoir of the same name, 12 YEARS A SLAVE stars Ejiofor as a well-to-do musician who is kidnapped and forced into slavery in the cotton fields of Louisiana. As the years go by, he is passed from owner to owner, arriving finally at the plantation of Edwin Epps (Fassbender).

The relationship between Epps and Northup is perhaps
the heart of the film: the former represents the very worst of humanity, while the latter holds on to his faith, his heart going out to persecuted slave girl Patsey (Nyong’o).

The result is the first must-see movie of the Oscar season, an intimate epic about freedom and resilience.

Suggest we meet in the cinema bar from 5.30 and latecomers can probably still see it if you get in and seated by 6.15.

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  • Margaret S V.

    Brad playing the good guy and probably the second most important character in the movie. We could do no more than wait on him to free Solomon, and for the rest of us to chew the last popcorn and head for the exit before getting lost in a crowd of mourners!! I saw it at the Vue Cinema in Littlemore on Wednesday. Fantastic filming and acting - really put the message across.

    January 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Francesca, there is a bar upstairs in the cinema where we gather and I'll be there from 5.30. We then go to the screen at 6.00. If you're late text me on[masked]

    January 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Mark, see you later!

      January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    OK Margaret forgiven! Whilst posting may I suggest in view of numbers attending it might be wise to get your tickets online in advance.

    January 16, 2014

    • Katherine

      Hi I am new as well. I have bought my ticket. Thank you.

      January 16, 2014

    • Jane

      I have my ticket too. Jane

      January 16, 2014

  • Margaret S V.

    OK, I cheated and saw it this evening at the VUE cinema. Fantastic acting and close shot filming - very graphic and can be upsetting. Beatings, rape etc. Well worth seeing though.

    January 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. As usual any last minute cancellations/arrivals on the day can text me on[masked]

    January 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Mark. Hoping to make it tomorrow.

      January 15, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am sorry I can't make this, as I really want to see the film! Will be interested to know what you all think.

    January 15, 2014

  • Michael

    Bought my ticket tonight so will be there. Really looking forward to this film.

    January 15, 2014

  • Margaret S V.

    Hi Mark, I may not be able to make it tomorrow. Unwell with flu.

    January 15, 2014

  • Terry T.

    Away 'til mid-March. Hopefully will be able to make a film shortly after I get back

    January 9, 2014

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