Solomon Northup’s Odyssey
Directed by Gordon Parks. With Avery Brooks. Originally produced for PBS’ American Playhouse, this earlier film version of the true story told in 12 Years a Slave—about a free black man living in 19th-century America who is sold into slavery—was directed by the eminent African American photographer and filmmaker Gordon Parks. “A production that doesn’t deserve to be forgotten or ignored.” –Leonard Maltin.
USA, 1984, color, DVD, 115 min.
Admission is $9; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, and students $7; or one CMA Film Series voucher. Vouchers, in books of ten, can be purchased at the Ticket Center for $70 (CMA members $60).