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12 Years a Slave

Directed by Steve McQueen, Nominated for Best Feature

Part of 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards Screenings

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, his chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life. 2013, US, 134 minutes.

Free Tickets for Members

Only Walker Film Society ($175+ membership level) and IFP Minnesota members can reserve tickets in advance, starting January 7. RSVP to donors@walkerart.org or call 612.375.7641.

Remaining tickets will be distributed to Walker and IFP Minnesota members on a first-come, first-served basis starting at 5 pm at the Walker Box Office on night of screening. Individual members receive one ticket; Dual/Household and above receive two tickets per screening.