• 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: Kasi Lemmons
  • Cast: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr, Janelle Monae
  • UK release: 22 November 2019

The true story of abolitionist and activist Harriet Tubman (Erivo), who escaped from slavery and carried out numerous rescue missions to help family, friends and others. Erivo brings gravity and steeliness to a rather formulaic and superficial script, but at least it’ll get Tubman’s heroism more widely known.

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11 Oct 20193 stars

LFF 2019: Cynthia Erivo is the compelling centre of an audience-friendly retelling of the story of the great Harriet Tubman

Though a celebrated figure in American history, many in the UK will not be familiar with abolitionist and activist Harriet Tubman, who was born into slavery in Maryland, and in 1849 escaped. Tubman subsequently carried out numerous rescue missions to…

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