12 Years A Slave is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
The BAFTA New York screening was followed by a Q&A with
DIRECTOR STEVE McQUEEN, CHIWETEL EJIOFOR, MICHAEL FASSBENDER, LUPITA NYONG’O, ADEPERO ODUYE, ALFRE WOODARD and PRODUCER DEDE GARDNER
~Photography: Seton Davey/BAFTA New York