12 Years A Slave
Director: Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen’s powerful 12 Years A Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. 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 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 forever alters his life.
Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Garret Dillahunt, Michael Fassbender, Michael Kenneth Williams , Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Quvenzhané Wallis, Sarah Paulson
An Oscar nominee for Best Picture, Actor, Supporting Actor and Actress, Costume Design, Directing, Editing, Production Design and Adapted Screenplay.
A Golden Globe winner for Best Picture and nominee for Director, Actor (Ejiofor), Supporting Actor and Actress (Fassbender and Nyong'o), Screenplay and Score.
A Directors Guild of America nominee for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film.
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