Thursday 20th February 2020 - 8:00 pm - 10:15 pm, Palmer Building
This inspiring film is the story of Harriet Tubman, the heroic slave rebel who became a legendary conductor of the secret Underground Railroad in early 19thC USA. Tony and Grammy winner, and now Oscar nominated, Cynthia Eviro (‘Widows’) is ‘sublime’ (The Guardian) in the role of the woman who escaped from a slave plantation to the abolitionist north and then led daring and dangerous trips back to rescue more slaves, using the famous network of refuges and safe passage routes.
USA 2019 – Directed by Kasi Lemmons with Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monáe, Jennifer Nettles, Vanessa Bell Calloway – 126 min
A rousing and heartfelt film, told with heart and cinematic craft – THE GUARDIAN
A rich enlightening portrait – WASHINGTON POST