The InfoUSA Slovakia program is an initiative sponsored by the United States Embassy in Bratislava.
“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

InfoUSA Košice

Events in Košice

March 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
25
26
27
28
1
2
3
4
5
6
 
7
 
8
9
10
11
12
13
 
14
 
15
16
17
18
19
20
 
21
 
22
23
24
25
26
27
 
 
28
 
29
30
31
LEGEND:
 
Film Club
 
Book Exhibit
 
Poster Photo Exhibit
 
Lecture Seminar
 
Discussions
 
Interactive Lessons
 
Exhibits
 
Educational Advising
 
Literature Club
 
Chat Room Discussion Club

Screening Room: 12 YEARS A SLAVE

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, Košice

Time: 4pm

Film Club

poster-50932b1e-abf0-4f17-8e1a-357fb191953f

Public show of the movie (in English with English subtitles)

Location: at SSL Košice, InfoUSA, Hlavná Street 10, 1.floor

 

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. by two conmen in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup was put to work on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before being released. The first scholarly edition of Northup's memoir, co-edited in 1968 by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, carefully retraced and validated the account and concluded it to be accurate. Other characters in the film were also real people, including Edwin and Mary Epps, and Patsey.

The film was directed by Steve McQueen. The screenplay was written by John Ridley. Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup. Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Lupita Nyong'o, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, and Alfre Woodard are all featured in supporting roles. Principal photography took place in New Orleans, Louisiana, from June 27 to August 13, 2012. The locations used were four historic antebellum plantations: Felicity, Bocage, Destrehan, and Magnolia. Of the four, Magnolia is nearest to the actual plantation where Northup was held.

 

Watch the official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z02Ie8wKKRg


We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12_Years_a_Slave_(film)

 

(to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade)

InfoUSA in other cities:
Latest photos
Like InfoUSA on Facebook