The Resource 12 years a slave, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production in association with Film4, a film by Steve McQueen ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; screenplay by John Ridley ; directed by Steve McQueen

12 years a slave, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production in association with Film4, a film by Steve McQueen ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; screenplay by John Ridley ; directed by Steve McQueen

Label
12 years a slave
Title
12 years a slave
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production in association with Film4, a film by Steve McQueen ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; screenplay by John Ridley ; directed by Steve McQueen
Title variation
Twelve years a slave
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
The harrowing account of a black man, born free in New York State, who was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in 1841. Having no way to contact his family, and fearing for his life if he told the truth, Solomon Northup was sold from plantation to plantation in Louisiana, toiling under cruel masters for twelve years before meeting Samuel Bass, a Canadian who finally put him in touch with his family, and helped start the process to regain his freedom
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Sean Bobbitt ; editor, Joe Walker ; music by Hans Zimmer ; costume designer, Patricia Norris ; production designer, Adam Stockhausen
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R, for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality
Language note
In English, Spanish or French with optional Spanish subtitles; English descriptive audio; English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH); closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong'o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1969-
  • 1965-
  • 1963-
  • 1977-
  • 1977-
  • 1976-
  • 1984-
  • 1964-
  • 1974-
  • 1953-
  • 1982-
  • 1808-1863?
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McQueen, Steve
  • Ridley, John
  • Pitt, Brad
  • Gardner, Dede
  • Kleiner, Jeremy
  • Pohlad, William
  • Milchan, Arnon
  • Katagas, Anthony
  • Ejiofor, Chiwetel
  • Fassbender, Michael
  • Cumberbatch, Benedict
  • Dano, Paul
  • Dillahunt, Garret
  • Giamatti, Paul
  • McNairy, Scoot
  • Nyong'o, Lupita
  • Oduye, Adepero
  • Paulson, Sarah
  • Williams, Michael Kenneth
  • Woodard, Alfre
  • Chalk, Chris
  • Killam, Taran
  • Camp, Bill
  • Northup, Solomon
  • Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Regency Enterprises
  • River Road Entertainment (Firm)
  • Plan B Entertainment
  • New Regency (Firm)
  • FilmFour (Firm)
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
134
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Northup, Solomon
  • Slaves
  • African Americans
  • Plantation life
  • Slavery
  • Kidnapping
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
12 years a slave, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production in association with Film4, a film by Steve McQueen ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; screenplay by John Ridley ; directed by Steve McQueen
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Note
  • Based on the book Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
  • Special features: The team: Meet the creative minds assembled by director Steve McQueen to bring Solomon Northup's journey to life; The score: Follow film composer Hans Zimmer creating his dramatic score
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn869567122
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543880967
  • 024543880974
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2288096
  • 2288097
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)869567122
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 2.0 surround (Spanish, French)
Video recording format
DVD
Label
12 years a slave, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; Regency Enterprises and River Road Entertainment present a River Road, Plan B, and New Regency production in association with Film4, a film by Steve McQueen ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; screenplay by John Ridley ; directed by Steve McQueen
Distribution
Copyright
Note
  • Based on the book Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
  • Special features: The team: Meet the creative minds assembled by director Steve McQueen to bring Solomon Northup's journey to life; The score: Follow film composer Hans Zimmer creating his dramatic score
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn869567122
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 134 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543880967
  • 024543880974
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • 2288096
  • 2288097
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)869567122
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen; Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), Dolby Digital 2.0 surround (Spanish, French)
Video recording format
DVD

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