12 Years A Slave

25th Oct 2017, 7:30pm

The Arts Centre

Wednesday 25th October 7:30pm
Film: 12 Years A Slave (2013)

Award-winning historical slave-narrative drama directed by Steve McQueen and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. The film follows the experience of Solomon Northup (Ejiofor), an African-American living with a wife and two children in Saratoga, New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery by men claiming to offer him work as a circus musician.

The film won three Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o) and Best Adapted Screenplay, and won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Drama and BAFTAs for Best Leading Actor (Ejiofor) and Best Film.

  • Director: Steve McQueen
  • Running Time: 131 mins
  • Cert: 15



Part of the Bluecoat 300 Film Series: Slavery on Film 
2017 is the 300th anniversary of the Bluecoat building in Liverpool, and throughout the year they are hosting a range of events to mark this important milestone. In collaboration with Bluecoat 300, The Arts Centre is hosting a series of films about stories of slavery, including:

Thursday 2nd November 7.00pm (please note start time)
Frederick Douglas and the White Negro

Wednesday 6th December 7.30pm
Wuthering Heights (2011)

Tickets: £3.50 / £3 concs / £2 EHU Students
FREE for EHU students who have signed up to The Arts Centre’s free membership scheme