4.5

12 Years a Slave

Biography Drama History


 

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

"12 Years a Slave" is more than just a black man sharing his first-hand account... it's a raw and visceral experience. This narrative isn't afraid to hide the senseless violence and bigotry of the time, revealing a truly horrifying portrait of humanity. It's a stark contrast to the beautiful visuals of the film, which also serve to scar in our memory with some of the more striking scenes. A story of equal intrigue and importance. Many years an injustice.

Anthony Macali

Wide Release 30th January 2014
Icon Films 134 mins