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Champlain Valley Film Society Presents: 12 Years a Slave

March 15, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, March 15
SPECIAL EVENT: Dinner and introduction by Rachel Seligman.
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30pm Film Begins
At Whallonsburg Grange Hall
Dinner and movie: $15   (Catering by Flying Pancakes)

The Champlain Valley Film Society presents: 12 Years a Slave.

Based on the 1853 memoir of Solomon Northup, the film tells of Northup’s sale into slavery and efforts to reunite with his family. The film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Northup and co-stars Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt. The Chicago Sun-Times called it “greatness in film,” and the movie won the Golden Globe for Best Drama.

About the Guest Speaker

Rachel Seligman is the Assistant Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs. She has worked at the National Museum of American Art, the Courthouse Gallery at the Lake George Arts Project and was the Director and Curator of the Mandeville Gallery and Curator of the Permanent Collection at Union College, in Schenectady from 1997–2011.  She has curated many historical and interdisciplinary exhibitions, including a major exhibition on the life of Solomon Northup in 1999. She is the co-author of the recently published biography Solomon Northup: The Complete Story of the Author of Twelve Years a Slave.

For more information on this season’s chosen Champlain Valley films contact the Champlain Valley Film Society at info@cvfilms.org.

Details

Date:
March 15, 2014
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

Whallonsburg Grange Hall
1610 NYS Route 22
Whallonsburg, NY 12936 United States
Phone:
(518) 963-4170
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