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Harriet Rated 12A

Harriet

Dir. Kasi Lemmons. USA, 2019. 2h 6m. Starring Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr., Joe Alwyn, Janelle Monáe, Jennifer Nettles, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clarke Peters.

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s most daring abolitionists, liberating hundreds of slaves through the Underground Railroad. A rousing biopic rich with period detail and southern gothic flair that focusses on the liberation and solidarity which led to her becoming a civil rights hero. Nominated for two Oscars including Best Leading Actress (Cynthia Erivo).

‘So often, historical films are stale and mired in misery, but Harriet has a rare buoyancy.’ ★★★★ Simran Hans, The Observer

‘The intensity and the lyrical fervor of Kasi Lemmons’s direction lend this historical drama, about Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and her work with the Underground Railroad, the exalted energy of secular scripture.’ Richard Brody, The New Yorker