The extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup

TWELVE 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) will forever alter his life.

  • 2 hr 13 minChildren under 17 may not attend R-rated movies unaccompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Children ages 6 and under are not allowed at R-rated movies after 6pm.RHDSD
  • Oct 18, 2013
  • Drama

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Cast & Crew

  • Brad PittActor

  • Michael FassbenderActor

  • Chiwetel EjioforSolomon Northup

  • Alfre WoodardActor

  • Benedict CumberbatchActor

  • Lupita Nyong'oActor

  • Paul DanoActor

  • Paul GiamattiActor

  • Sarah PaulsonActor

  • Steve McQueenDirector