NOW PLAYING 12 years a slave AT B.A.M
Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave is based on the incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In pre-Civil War America, free black man Solomon Northup (a brilliant Chiwetel Ejiofor) is abducted from his home and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindness, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the 12th year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist forever alters his life. “Ferocious and inspired, it’s a mandatory piece of historical reclamation” (Time Out New York), featuring a knock-out cast including Paul Giamatti, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, and shining newcomer Lupita Nyong’o.