Trace the journey of a true story from fact to film at the Florence Community Library’s Monthly Movie discussion, Saturday, November 14 at 1:00 pm. The presentation is followed by the showing of the Academy Award Winning film version of this story – All completely free of charge! Parents, please note that this movie is Rated “R,” and is not recommended for young children. Viewers 17 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.
The 30-minute presentation follows the true story of Solomon Northup, a black farmer and landowner in 1841 New York. Northup was kidnapped and lived as a slave for 12 years before finally regaining his freedom in 1853. His memoir was published soon after, and he became a major figure in the pre-Civil War abolitionist movement. Though a well-received television movie was made of his story in 1984, it wasn’t until 2013 that the story became a major feature film.
The discussion of this story’s journey from fact, to literature, to film is followed by a showing of the Academy Award winning movie about his life. Popcorn and water are freely available to all who attend. Patrons are welcome to bring their own food or soft drink to the show.
For title information or other questions, or to sign up to reserve a seat, please contact the library at (520) 868-8311.