Film - 12 Years a Slave

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Saturday February 6

5:30 PM  –  8:30 PM

Black Film Festival 2016 :: A Juxtaposition of Black Cinema and American Social Justice 

Please join us for our 2016 Black Film Festival. Each FREE film will have a discussion with a prominent community leader, refreshments, and great conversation. The discussion will be academically formed and be strategically designed to highlight each film’s commentary on specific social justice issues, cultural significance, and/or directorial and cinematographic significance.

12 Years a Slave

Guest Speaker: Taylor Little - Discussing the importance of teaching African American History in our school systems.


Taylor Little is a senior at duPont Manual High School in the Journalism and Communications magnet. She is on the board of her school’s Black Student Union and on the state board for the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. She is the founder of the Black History Matters campaign that works to promote accurate and substantial African American history in the American history curriculum.

Website:  Facebook: Black History Matters 


12 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.


When: Saturday - February 6th @ 6:00PM (Doors open @ 5:30PM)

Where: The Bond Auditorium @ the Muhammad Ali Center - 144 N. 6th Street 

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