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12 years a slave / Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production ; in association with Film4 ; a film by Steve McQueen
Alternate Title Twelve years a slave
Alternate (uniform) Title 12 years a slave (Motion picture)
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Beverly Hills, California : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2014]
Location Call Number Status
 Browsing/1st Flr  E444 .N8711 2014    DUE 09-15-14
Subject Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863? -- Drama
Subject(s) Slaves -- United States -- Drama
African Americans -- Drama
Plantation life -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama
Slavery -- Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Drama
Kidnapping -- United States -- Drama
Fiction films
Historical films
Film adaptations
Feature films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Physical Description 1 videodisc (approximately 134 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Sound Characteristics digital optical surround Dolby Digital 5.1 rda
digital optical surround Dolby Digital 2.0 rda
Projection Characteristics of Moving Image widescreen (2.40:1) 24 fps rda
Video Characteristics laser optical NTSC rda
Digital File Characteristics video file DVD video Region 1 rda
Note - System Details DVD, NTSC region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, surround Dolby Digital 2.0
Language Closed-captioned 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)
Cast Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp
Credits Director of photography, Sean Bobbitt ; production designer, Adam Stockhausen ; editor, Joe Walker ; costume designer, Patricia Norris ; music by Hans Zimmer
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
Based on the book Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup
MPAA rating: R, for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality ; Canadian home video rating: 14A
Extras: The team; The score; Sneak peek
Summary 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
Awards Academy Awards, 2014: Best motion picture, Best performance by an actress in a supporting role (Lupita Nyong'o), Best writing, adapted screenplay (John Ridley)
Alternate Author McQueen, Steve, 1969-, film director
Ridley, John, 1965-, screenwriter
Ejiofor, Chiwetel, 1977-
Fassbender, Michael, 1977-
Cumberbatch, Benedict, 1976-
Dano, Paul, 1984-
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Northup, Solomon, 1808-1863? Twelve years a slave
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Regency Enterprises
River Road Entertainment (Firm)
Plan B (Firm)
New Regency (Firm)
FilmFour (Firm)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

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