Solomon Northup's odyssey twelve years a slave
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Monterey Video, c2004, c1984. |
Originally broadcast as part of the PBS television program American Playhouse in 1984.
Special features: actor profiles, Gordon Parks' bio, story background, original press, discussion topics.
From the autobiography My twelve years as a slave by Solomon Northup.
Director of photography, Hiro Narita ; music composer, Gordon Parks.
Avery Brooks, Mason Adams, Kent Broadhurst, Lee Bryant, Rhetta Greene, Janet League, Petronia Paley.
Based on the true story of Solomon Northrup, a free black man from New York who was kidnapped in 1841 and forced into slavery in Louisiana.