In conjunction with the exhibit Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 – 1865, the West Baton Rouge Museum will be screening 12 Years a Slave (2013). Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom in the pre-Civil War United States, this film tells the story of Solomon Northrop (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York who was abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindness, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. Free. 2:30 pm. westbatonrougemuseum.com.