The Steve McQueen-directed epic 12 Years a Slave has sent out ripples of excitement all across North America and engendered strong Oscar consideration.
McQueen’s critically-acclaimed adaptation of Solomon Northup’s book of the same name is a spellbinding true story of a free, educated and successful black man from the North in 1841 who was tricked, sold and condemned to enslavement in the Deep South for a dozen years — thus the title of the book and movie — has blown people back in the film festival and screenings.
Celebrities have come out in droves in the cities in which the movie has premiered, particularly in Los Angeles and New York. And Atlanta was no different. Take a look: