Saturday, October 19, 2013

'12 Years a Slave'

Unlike the professor interviewed by Jake Tapper at the clip, I don't think we need to have a new national debate over slavery. On the other hand, a new movie bringing the reality of that horrid institution to new generations is an awesome thing. I was thinking of going to catch this flick today, but it's in limited release, now playing up in L.A. Maybe next weekend it'll be playing in the O.C., or soon thereafter.

In any case, Kenneth Turan reviewed it yesterday, "Review: '12 Years a Slave' impressive, and hard to watch."

Some trailers here, "12 YEARS A SLAVE: 'What'd You Say to Pats?'" and "12 YEARS A SLAVE: 'Where You From, Platt?'" (And more at the Fox Searchlight YouTube page.)

Maybe I'll try and catch it tomorrow?