'12 Years a Slave' story has tie to Omaha
Chiwetel Ejiofor, right, stars as Solomon Northup in “12 Years a Slave,” with Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o.
Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:00 am
A promising contender for this year's best picture Oscar has a 120-year-old historical footnote that links it to Omaha.
“12 Years a Slave” is the true story of free black man Solomon Northup of upstate New York, who was kidnapped in 1841 and sold into slavery in the South. Steve McQueen (“Shame,” “Hunger”) directed the movie, which opens here Friday.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:00 am.