The Resource 12 Years a Slave, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; 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

12 Years a Slave, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; 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

Label
12 Years a Slave
Title
12 Years a Slave
Statement of responsibility
Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; 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
Title variation
Twelve Years a Slave
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Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Based on the true story of Solomon Northup. It is 1841, and Northup, an accomplished, free citizen of New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery. Stripped of his identity and deprived of all dignity, Northup is ultimately purchased by ruthless plantation owner Edwin Epps and must find the strength within to survive. Filled with powerful performances by an astonishing cast including Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, and newcomer Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave is both an unflinching account of slavery in American history and a celebration of the indomitable power of hope
Related
Awards note
Academy Awards, 2014: Best motion picture, Best performance by an actress in a supporting role (Lupita Nyong'o), Best writing, adapted screenplay (John Ridley).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Credits note
Director of photography, Sean Bobbitt ; production designer, Adam Stockhausen ; editor, Joe Walker ; costume designer, Patricia Norris ; music by Hans Zimmer
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R, for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality ; Canadian home video rating: 14A
Language note
In English, optional dubbed Spanish or dubbed French with optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing [SDH]; English descriptive audio track for people with visual disabilities (5.1). Closed captioned
LC call number
  • E444.N87
  • PN1997.2
LC item number
  • T92 2014
  • .T9458 2014
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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
Runtime
134
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
12 Years a Slave, Fox Searchlight Pictures ; directed by Steve McQueen ; screenplay by John Ridley ; produced by Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner ; produced by Bill Pohlad, Steve McQueen, Arnon Milchan, Anthony Katagas ; executive producers, Tessa Ross, John Ridley ; 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
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Distribution
Note
  • Based on the true-story book Twelve years a slave by Solomon Northup
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2013
  • Extras: The team; The score; Sneak peek
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5662508
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • other
Extent
1 DVD (approximately 134 minutes)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 024543880967
  • 024543880974
  • 024543964599
  • 024543943204
Other physical details
sound, color
Physical substance
DVD video
Publisher number
  • 2288096
  • 2288097
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn869567122
  • (OCoLC)869567122
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, dual layer, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1, surround Dolby Digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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