Based on the autobiography Twelve Years a Slave, the film relates the story of Solomon Northup, a black freedman who, in 1841, was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and sold into slavery. Avery Brooks stars as Northup, who spent a dozen years in servitude in Louisiana before managing his escape. Northup’s own written words bespeak a rebellious spirit not far removed from the firebrand freedom fighters of the ’60s. Ticket Price Includes Q & A with Northup descendants directly after the movie.
The Solomon Northup Legacy Screenings Part 2: Solomon Northup’s Odyssey
- 8 Exchange Street
- Auburn, NY 13021
- December 16, 2018
- Auburn Public Theater