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Slave tale becomes the star of awards season

Undated Film Still Handout from 12 Years A Slave. Pictured: Chiwetel Ejiofor. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Entertainment One. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.

Undated Film Still Handout from 12 Years A Slave. Pictured: Chiwetel Ejiofor. See PA Feature FILM Film Reviews. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/Entertainment One. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature FILM Film Reviews.

It has won lots of plaudits - including the BAFTA Award for best film - and now audiences in the upper Calder Valley can check it out.

The true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom, ‘12 Years A Slave’ comes to Hebden Bridge Picture House on Friday, February 28.

In the United States before the Civil War, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindness, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive but to retain his dignity.

In the 12th year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

The award-winning film features a star-studded cast including Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

It will be screened daily at 7.30pm until Wednesday, except for Sunday when it will be shown at 4pm.

Animated tale ‘Mr Peabody and Sherman’ continues its run at the cinema until Sunday.

And on Sunday night there will be an insider’s view of the unravelling of cyclist Lance Armstrong in ‘The Armstrong Lie’ at 7.45pm.

For more information and to check screening times, call 01422 842807 or visit www.hebdenbridgepicturehouse.co.uk.

 

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