Since Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” debuted at this year’s Telluride Film Festival, my Twitter feed has been blowing up on how good this film is. The Huffington Post said it’s, “Masterful, Phenomenal.” Even Firstshowing.net called it a, “Profound Cinematic Achievement.”
Anyways, below, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, we got the first featurtte on Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s character Solomon Northup, who was a free black man in 1841 living in New York and was lured to the south and sold as a slave:
“12 Years a Slave” is 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.
“12 Years a Slave,” which was directed Steve McQueen, hit theaters October 18th, 2013, and stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam and Bill Camp.
[Comingsoon.net via Yahoo! Movies]
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