12 Years A Slave has captivated audiences and won the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film depicts the true story of Solomon Northup, a freeman who was deceived and sold into slavery. Directed by the masterful Steve McQueen (Shame, Hunger), this film doesn’t hold back at all. I’ve heard tell that 12 Years A Slave is one of the most realistic and horrifying depictions of slavery ever seen in a movie. It’s subject matter is tough, the language and violence is present and an outstanding cast will bring Northup’s tale to life. Chiwetel Ejiofor headlines the film as Northup and everything I’ve heard about his performance is in regards to a Best Actor nomination that should lead to a win! Before you see the film, here are some pictures from the film to familiarize you with what will happen (image size may vary)!