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'12 Years a Slave' showing at Esquire

The new film '12 Years a Slave' is opening at the Esquire - exclusive to Cincinnati - at the Esquire Theatre on Thursday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m.

10/31/2013, 10:01 a.m.

The film is getting rave reviews. "Powerful," according to The New York Times.

"Features some of the bravest performances you'll ever have the privilege to witness" - Chicago Sun-Times.

This is 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. Facing cruelty, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.

The Esquire is at 320 Ludlow Ave., in the Clifton Gaslight District.

Ticket Prices: Adult Evening - $9.75; Students - $7 (with student ID); Matinee - $7 (shows starting before 6 pm daily); Age 60 + - $7. Rated R. Tickets are first-come, first-served. They can be purchased in advance at the Esquire box office, or on movietickets.com.