Title: 12 Years a Slave
Every decade or so there is a film that comes along that transcends films in general. These films can range from wildly inventive to brutally honest. The latter half represents movies like “The Killing Fields,” “Schindler's List,” and “Saving Private Ryan,” where the events are so difficult to watch you find yourself seeing a major life event for what it really was. “12 Years a Slave” is just that sort of film, as it tells the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a black man in America who was born a free man and had been free his entire life. He has a good family, nice home, and is respected by many of the white people he does business with. One night he was introduced to two men who showed interest in hiring him for his violin playing skills for their circus. Feeling like the dinner would only take a couple hours he goes off with the men and doesn't even tell his wife.