Film Series: 12 Years a Slave

2013. USA/UK. Dir: Steve McQueen. With Chiwetel Ejiofor. 134 min.

Ejiofor’s exceptional performance as a free man abducted and sold into slavery anchors this painfully complex portrait of antebellum America. While refusing to shy from the brutalities the subject demands, McQueen lends multiple dimensions to all his characters – from the tenderly vulnerable to the uncompromisingly demonic.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.