12 Years A Slave will have its U.S premiere at New York Film Festival. The film will premiere on October 8th. The period drama and Oscar hopeful world premieres at Toronto as a special presentation on September 6th. The Steve McQueen Film is distributed under Fox Searchlight. 12 Years A Slave stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Bitt, Paul Giamatti, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Alfre Woodard.
The New York Film Festival just made the announcement after the film had landed one of the “sneak peek” slots at the Telluride Film Festival – the screening happened last night. The film based on the memoir of freed slave Solomon Northup opens in the U.S. in limited release on October 18th.
McQueen will be on hand in New York to present the film alongside stars Ejiofor, Fassbender, Dano, Woodard, Lupita Nyong’o and Adepero Oduye. Tickets will be available starting September 8th
Based on the book by Solomon Northup, “an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
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