12 Years a Slave

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2013

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134 min

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Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.

Awards: 

2014 Academy Award -- Actress in a Supporting Role
2014 Academy Award -- Best Picture
2014 Academy Award -- Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
2014 Academy Award Nomination: Actor in a Leading Role
2014 Academy Award Nomination: Actor in a Supporting Role
2014 Academy Award Nomination: Costume Design
2014 Academy Award Nomination: Directing
2014 Academy Award Nomination: Film Editing
2014 Academy Award Nomination: Production Design
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