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Thu Oct 24, 2013, 09:11 PM

"12 Years a Slave" more fact than fiction. Historian say it is a must movie to see.

"Fresh Air" today...great discussion Listen in.

http://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/

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Reply "12 Years a Slave" more fact than fiction. Historian say it is a must movie to see. (Original post)
kelliekat44 Oct 2013 OP
Tx4obama Oct 2013 #1
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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 09:44 PM

1. It looks like it will be an excellent film. Based on the real life Solomon Northup



Solomon Northup Wiki BIO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solomon_Northup


12 Years A Slave Official Trailer (2:30 minutes)



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 (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) 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 (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.

Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard. In theaters October 18.




12 Years A Slave Featurette (short interviews statements - 5:35 minutes)






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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 10:21 PM

3. Me and my husband saw it

Last weekend and it is a very well done and emotional film. The acting is just superb.

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Response to kelliekat44 (Original post)

Thu Oct 24, 2013, 09:59 PM

2. The director was interviewed on "Fresh Air" today. Very enlightening discussion. Listen if you can

at the posted link.

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