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12 Years a Slave
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An Oscar-winning, riveting, gut-churning, disturbing, violent, well-acted, factually based, star-dotted (Brad Pitt, Alfre Woodard, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Dano, and Bill Camp), 133-minute film based on Solomon Northrup’s horrifying biography in which a free, proud, literate African-American violinist (Chiwetel Ejiofor), who lives with his wife (Kelsey Scott) and two children (Quvenzhané Wallis and Cameron Zeigler) in Saratoga, N.Y., is abducted and shackled by two clever kidnappers (Scoot McNairy and Taran Killam), sold by a ruthless slave trader (Paul Giamatti) with other black slaves (Lupita Nyong’o, et al.) to a plantation owner (Benedict Cumberbatch) in Louisiana, and then his life really becomes a living hell when he is eventually sold to a cruel, zealous master (Michael Fassbender) and his jealous wife (Sarah Paulson).

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