BRIDGESTONE AWARD "Best in Ireland 2011, 2012 and 2013.
In 1841, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a free African-American man working as a violinist, who lives with his wife, Anne Hampton, and two children in Saratoga Springs, New York. Two men offer him a two-week job as a musician if he will travel to Washington, D.C., with them. Once they get there, they drug Northup and he wakes up in a slave pen owned by James Burch, about to be sold into slavery.
Steve McQueen’s Oscar winning film focuses on the strength of the human in the midst of desperation.
Date: Thursday 11th December