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Twelve Years a Slave

February 20, 2017, 7:00 PM

Free

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also finds unexpected kindness from another as he struggles continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then, in the twelfth year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon’s life forever.

Sponsored by the Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Details

Date:
February 20, 2017
Time:
7:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Megan Fossa
Phone:
859-4165
Email:
mefossa@colby.edu

Venue

Room 100, Lovejoy Building, Colby College
Mayflower Hill Drive
Waterville, ME
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