‘12 Years a Slave’
In 1977, the miniseries “Roots” awakened the national conscience about the inhumanity of slavery during one of the most appalling periods in American history. The Oscar-nominated “12 Years a Slave” adds an exclamation point to that production through the true story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), the New York State citizen – a free man – who was kidnapped and made to work on a plantation in New Orleans in the 1800s.
Through an Oscar-worthy performance by Ejiofor and Oscar-winning newcomer Lupita Nyong’o, director Steve McQueen has fashioned a film that will haunt your heart and mind.
‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’
Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) must fight again during the 75th Hunger Games. The second film in what will be a four-part series features the same elements as the first.