12 Years A Slave

Name: 12 Years A Slave
Year: 2013
Rating: PG
Running Time (minutes): 134
Description: Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K.,Williams, Michael Fassbender
Genres: Biography, Drama, History
2013 Oscar for Best Picture!
2013 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress! Lupita Nyong’o

Disgusted. Would have liked to kill some white folks after watching this. Incredibly moving, but, yes, disgusting. Hans Zimmer’s score is simple, but very functional.

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