Solomon Northup's Odyssey
twelve years as a slave
DVD features: actor profiles, Gordon Parks' bio, story background, original press, discussion topics
From the autobiography My twelve years as a slave by Solomon Northup
Originally broadcast as part of the PBS television program American Playhouse in 1984
From Library Staff
This is a made-for-television film originally released on PBS in 1984 starring Avery Brooks as Solomon Northup and is also based on the memoir 12 Years a Slave. While not as brutal or sharing some of the energetic immediacy of the new film, this version is a well-crafted work that still has the p... Read More »
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