12 YEARS A SLAVE, the new film from director Steve McQueen (SHAME), tells the extraordinary true story of Solomon Northup, a free man who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery at a Louisiana cotton plantation. 

 

In honor of SOLOMON NORTHUP DAY, the day commemorating 160 years since Northup's triumphant return to freedom, this Saturday, July 20th, Fox Searchlight will host a special sneak preview of new footage from the film as well as the trailer for Northup's descendants and guests of the celebration.  The sneak preview will take place at Skidmore College in Filene Hall in Saratoga Springs, NY from 12pm-4pm and is open to the public.  For more information, please CLICK HERE.

 

12 YEARS A SLAVE stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Garret Dillahunt, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam and Bill Camp, and opens in select theaters October 18.  Check out the trailer here.



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