This is event is SOLD OUT! See below for additional screenings.
Film & Discussion: 12 Years A Slave: Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. 2013. USA. 134 min. Rated R. Directed by Steve McQueen. Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender. The screening is followed by a panel discussion with leaders in the fields of film and history.
5:30 pm: Reception
6 pm: Film
8:15 pm: Panel discussion
Lois Brown, Professor of English & African American Studies at Wesleyan University
Erik Clemons, CEO & President of CT Center for Arts & Technology
Barbara Krauthamer, Associate Professor of History at UMASS Amherst
Mia Mask, Associate Professor of Film at Vassar College
Katherine Kane, Moderator, Executive Director of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.
$12 Seniors(62+) and Students
$10 Members: The Amistad Center, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and The Mark Twain House & Museum
$5 Insider Access Members and above
Parking is available at the Front Street Garage South, located in the Spotlight Theater complex behind the Hartford Times building. Accessible via Columbus Boulevard to Arch Street. View a map of museum parking options.
This film is presented with The Amistad Center for Art & Culture, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center and The Mark Twain House & Museum.
Reception sponsored in part by