DVD Catalog #339762
Run Time 117 Minutes
UPC: 0 12233 39762 8

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Twelve Years a Slave - Solomon Northup's Odyssey


"I don't believe "Roots" was any more powerful or better
acted than Gordon Parks' 'Solomon Northup's Odyssey'"
- Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune

"Do your friends a favor and advise them to watch an outstanding
movie 'Solomon Northup's Odyssey'. They'll thank you tomorrow."
- Miami News

"One of the Best movies of the year."
- Seattle Daily Times

"Extraordinarily effective and moving"
- People Magazine

"Shot through with a quiet power that, in a way,
makes it a thinking man's 'Roots'"
- Atlanta Constitution

- Leonard Maltin

"Shot through with a quite power that, in a way,
makes it a thinking man's Roots."
- Atlanta Constitution

" 3 ½ Stars. Recommended. A powerful true story of
a free man sold into slavery during the 1840's."
- Video Librarian

"A fine asset to black history collections in
high school and public libraries. "
- ALA Booklist

Directed by:Gordon Parks

Written By: Lou Potter and Samm-Art Williams, adapted from Solomon Northup’s true narrative “Twelve Years a Slave”

Starring:Avery Brooks (Three Time NAACP Image Award Nominee), John Saxon, Mason Adams, Rhetta Greene

To be a free man and a man with a trade, was a lot to be proud of for a Black man in 19th Century America. Solomon Northup was such a man.

Then, one fateful day, his good life and all his dreams came to a crashing halt. Solomon Northup was kidnapped and carried off into slavery to serve on plantations in the South. For twelve long years he experienced the cruelty and subjugation that was slavery.

Under any circumstances, it’s a harrowing story, one that is compelling and wonderfully realized in this motion picture.

Under most circumstances, this would be a story worth telling. Under these circumstances, it is a story that needs to be told. For the story of Solomon Northup is a true story.

DVD Special Features:

Actor Profiles
Gordon Parks' bio
Story Background
Original Press
Discussion Topics

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