12 years a slave

12 years a slave

Uniform Title
12 years a slave (Motion picture)

Physical Description
1 videodisc (approximately 134 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
Based on the book Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup.
Extras: The team; The score; Sneak peek.

Personal Subject
Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?
Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863?-Drama.

Subject Term
Slaves -- United States -- Drama.
African Americans -- Drama.
Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama.
Kidnapping -- United States -- Drama.

Historical films.
Biographical films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.

Added Author
McQueen, Steve, 1969-
Ridley, John, 1965-
Pitt, Brad, 1963-
Ejiofor, Chiwetel,
Fassbender, Michael, 1977-
Cumberbatch, Benedict, 1976-
Dano, Paul, 1984-
Dillahunt, Garret, 1964-
Giamatti, Paul
McNairy, Scoot
Nyong'o, Lupita
Oduye, Adepero,
Paulson, Sarah, 1974-
Williams, Michael Kenneth
Woodard, Alfre, 1953-
Chalk, Chris (Christopher Eugene),
Zimmer, Hans
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863? Twelve years a slave.

Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope.

System Details
DVD, NTSC region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, surround Dolby Digital 2.0.

Language Note
In English (Dolby Digital 5.1), optional dubbed Spanish or dubbed French (surround Dolby Digital 2.0); optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing (SDH); English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities (5.1).

LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
Bayport Public LibraryDVDDVD FICTION TWE11DVDs
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)DVDDVD FICTION TWE01Checked Out
Stillwater Public LibraryDVDDVD FICTION TWE01On hold shelf