Harriet (film) (12A)

Harriet (film) (12A)

Thursday 7 March 2024
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


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If a film about the American abolitionist Harriet Tubman is long overdue, Kasi Lemmons’s remarkable biopic makes the wait worthwhile. In 1849, Araminta “Minty” Ross (Cynthia Erivo) flees the Maryland farm where she spent her life enslaved.

Thrillingly, her escape is the film’s first act – she journeys 100 miles on foot to the free state of Philadelphia and the Anti-Slavery Society, where she befriends black activists William Still (Leslie Odom Jr) and Marie Buchanon (Janelle Monáe) and takes the name Harriet Tubman. The remainder of the film sees her taking several perilous trips back to the south to free her family from slave catchers, both black and white.

“[Harriet] takes historical reality and stretches it over the canvas of an old-fashioned adventure story. “ The Independent

Watch the trailer here:

97% audience score at Rotten Tomatoes

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