Skip to main content

Dartmouth Film Society


Programmed in conjunction with the MLK Celebration

*4pm, LOEW, Black Family Visual Arts Center

This courageous new film takes an unflinching close-up look at a subject that has rarely, if ever, been confronted with such unvarnished directness in American cinema. It is based on the memoir of freeman Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), who was abducted in Washington, D.C. in 1841 and ultimately delivered to a cruel and mentally unbalanced cotton grower (Michael Fassbender), a figure of both horror and pathos who comes to embody the true savagery—and insanity—of slavery.

D: Steve McQueen, UK, 2013, 134m

General admission $8 ▪ Dartmouth ID/Children 12 & under $5 Tickets on sale now at, in person at the Hop Box Office, and 30 minutes before start

Last Updated: 1/9/14