The Solomon Northup Legacy Screenings Part 1: 12 Years a Slave

2013 – Drama


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Sunday, October 21


  • Ticket Price Includes Lecture. Schedule: 3:30pm Movie 6:00pm Q & A with Northup descendants: $10.00

Presented with The Solomon Northup Legacy, in celebration of the film’s 5th Anniversary: 


“It speaks to the courage and resilience of one man, the savagery of many, and the potential, for both good and for ill, in us all.” – Philadelphia Inquirer 

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup, the New York State citizen who was kidnapped and made to work on a plantation in New Orleans in the 1800s. Steve McQueen (Hunger) directs from a script he co-wrote with John Ridley, based in part by Northup’s memoir. Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, and Paul Giamatti co-star.

Genre: Drama   Rating: R  Runtime: 134 min      Language: English

Q & A at 6pm right after the film with descendants of Solomon Northup, Irene Northup-Zahos and Melissa Howell . A portion of proceeds will be contributed to the installation of the Derby & Miller Historical Marker that was dedicated in July. FREE Giveaways at the screening – Totes, posters, & books!

Come to The Solomon Northup Legacy Screenings Part 2 on December 16th: Solomon Northup’s Odyssey. Click here for more info.

Both films are presented as part of The Solomon Northup Legacy’s celebration of the 165th Anniversary Year of Solomon Northup’s freedom from slavery and publication of his narrative in Auburn in 1853.