Release Date: October 18th, 2013
DVD Release Date: March 4th, 2014
R|2 hr 14 min
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 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.
Director: Steve McQueen
Production Co: River Road, Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Pictures
Distributors: Fox Searchlight