12 Years a Slave (2013) Film Review

The promise of work lures gifted violinist Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) to Washington D.C. Things don’t go to plan however, and freeman Northup finds himself chained up and headed for a life of slavery.

12-years-a-slave-quad12 Years a Slave is a film from Steve McQueen of Hunger and Shame fame and it’s an account of the true story of Solomon Northup. Northup wrote a book about his experiences and this film is based on that publication. This isn’t a feel good story and although Hollywood often puts a positive spin on many of humanity’s darkest acts (Schindler’s List) 12 Years a Slave remains true to its tragedies. Continue reading “12 Years a Slave (2013) Film Review”