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Harriet (12A)

Cynthia Erivo as Harriet hiding behind a tree

Cynthia Erivo gives a gutsy performance as the legendary abolitionist Harriet Tubman in this enlightening biopic from director Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou).

Born into slavery, Harriet escapes as a young woman after the Brodess family threaten to separate her from her family. After an extraordinary journey to freedom in Philadelphia, Harriet vows to rescue her family. Her incredible courage leads her to be the most famous conductor on the Underground Railroad, with a cherished place in the abolitionist movement.  

Lemmons directs this classic and fascinating biopic with a clear sense of history. The excellent supporting cast includes Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr and Clarke Peters as Harriet’s father, Ben.   

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US 2019 Dir Kasi Lemmons 125 min

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