The much-awaited extraordinary true story of Solomon Northrup will get a chance to test the waters with the October 18th movie release in major cities for week 1, and then extend to additional cities in the U.S. for week 2 on October 25th, which will include Dallas/Ft. Worth, Detroit, Houston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston.
The movie, 12 Years a Slave, based on the 12 Years a Slave book, will then be open to the masses of people who will undoubtedly be affected by this powerful story on November 1, where it will be playing in theaters everywhere.
Though the movie has yet to be publicly released, critics have been actively sharing their thoughts on the movie. Sasha Stone from AwardsDaily.com had this to say: “The beauty in McQueen’s work is unshakable. The formidable film is still with me, vibrantly, in all of its glory and shame.”
Paul MacInnes from TheGuardian.com called the movie, “Stark, Visceral and unrelenting…not just a great film but a necessary one.”
We believe Paul is right that this movie is indeed “necessary” and will have a great impact on the audience in the United States and around the world.