After the much anticipated pre-release of 12 Years a Slave to select major cities in North America on October 18th, and then after the second iteration of (what we’ll call) a pre-release to additional major cities, we now have the “Now everyone else can get access to the movie” release. That’s right.
All that to say, the movie 12 Years a Slave is now playing in theaters everywhere as of Friday, November 1, 2013. Awesome! What else can one say, but “Awesome!” Okay, you could say a lot more than that, but this is the quality of movie that necessitates that single word grandeur with a moment of silence… and then more explanations and proper adjectives may follow.
This is the movie critics are saying “More than a powerful elegy, ’12 Years A Slave’ is a mesmerizing triumph.” (IndieWire.com)
Have you seen this movie yet? You haven’t?
That’s okay, most others haven’t either. But please take this opportunity to go to the theater and partake of 12 Years a Slave. While not for the faint of heart, this story is certainly good for the heart. It’s easy to crawl into our little holes (our own worlds) and forget about the stories that have shaped us and molded our cultures into the living, thriving “beings” they are today. So get out of the hole you’ve crawled into, and head to your theater tonight with the family. Well, you might want to preview it yourself before taking the kids so you can decide whether you want them to see it yet (as it’s rated R and runs 133 minutes long), but go nonetheless.