“I apologize for my appearance. But I have had a difficult time these past several years.”
- Solomon Northup
Potently directed and unwaveringly painful, 12 Years a Slave is a steadfast and forceful achievement in filmmaking.
Carefully and successively following Solomon’s journey firsthand actualizes this truly inconceivable experience. The physical and psychological endurance of those before us and and those currently being forced into slavery is immeasurable, and their stories innumerable. McQueen presents us the story of Solomon to serve as…