We cordially invite YOU to join us and to share this special engagement with others!
The Santa Barbara African Heritage Film Series, Fox Searchlight Pictures, the Metropolitan Theatres, and
local organizations, will present a SPECIAL ADVANCE SHOWING of :
"12 YEARS A SLAVE"
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2013
FILM: 6:30 pm
PANEL & AUDIENCE DISCUSSION TO FOLLOW FILM
Paseo Nuevo Cinemas
8 West De la Guerra Place
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Tickets may be purchased at the Paseo Nuevo Theatre Box Office beginning Monday,October 28
OR the web site at www.metrotheatres.com.
TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE is based on 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. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.
This film depicts the bruality of slavery, past and present, as well as the psychological, sociological and spiritual implications that permeate from such atrocious experiences.
Q & A will follow the film with panel and audience discussion.
Please help us announce this special advance
showing and plan to join us!