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12 Years a Slave
Phone (212) 708-9400
Price Adult $12.00 | Senior $10.00 | Student $8.00
Age Suitability Teens and up
Category Film

12 Years a Slave

Sunday, Nov 17, 2013 5:30p
MoMA New York, NY

Location: Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
USA/UK. Directed by Steve McQueen. “Southern trees bear strange fruit…”. So begins Abel Meeropol's 1930s poem (later made famous by a Billie Holiday song) about the horrors of lynching. As with most artistic output that addresses American slavery and its legacy, the truth is wrapped in metaphor and the gaze is indirect, as if to protect the audience from images deemed too brutal to be looked upon directly. Director McQueen asks us to face
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MoMA
11 W. 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 708-9400
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