From the archive
This film was last shown on 19 December 2019
The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery, and her transformation into one of America's greatest heroes. Tubman’s courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history.
This impassioned biopic paints a truly remarkable picture of how Tubman became the legendary conductor of the “underground railroad”, a network of covert refuges and safe passage routes that helped slaves reach freedom. Part nail-biting thriller, part Western, this heartfelt film refuses to dwell on the horrors of slavery, instead, choosing to champion one of America’s real-life superheroes.Directed by Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) and featuring a truly remarkable (and Oscar-worthy) performance from Cynthia Erivo (Widows), this biopic is an absolute must-see.
- Kasi Lemmons
- 2 hours 5 minutes
- Clarke Peters, Cynthia Erivo, Janelle Monae