Harriet (12A)

The McCarthy2hrs 6minsCinema

Be free or die.

Credits:

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Key Cast:

Cynthia Erivo
Janelle Monae
Leslie Odom Jr.

Price: £7, £6 concessions, £5 Circle cardholders, Under 30s and NHS Staff

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14 February - 15 February 2020
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Based on true events, this moving drama follows Harriet Tubman in the days before she became the heroic freedom fighter history remembers her as. Escaping from slavery, Harriet won’t rest until her family and others like them are free – no matter the danger.

Captioned Screening: Saturday 15 February, 5pm


Full Synopsis

Harriet Tubman lives as a slave, answering to her harsh masters, the Brodess family. One day deciding enough is enough, Harriet makes a dash for freedom. Facing near-certain capture and a return to a life in servitude, she leaps into a dangerous fast-moving river – resolving that she’d rather be dead than a slave.

Miraculously, she survives the drop and, against all odds, follows the light of the North Star and the direction of the river to freedom in Pennsylvania. Seeking shelter, she moves into a boarding house owned by entrepreneur Marie Buchanon and joins an organisation for escaped slaves run by William Still.

Yet, Harriet can’t rest easy until her family are free too. Going against the misgivings of William, she determines to rescue them. Before long, she finds herself on a series of missions to guide more people to freedom. Does she have the nerve and cunning to emancipate other slaves and stand up to the owners?

trailer
dates

Friday 14 February 2020, 2.45pm

Saturday 15 February 2020, 5.00pm

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