In what is becoming a tradition, we watched this year’s Academy Award winner for Best Picture, 12 Years a Slave! In an unusual twist, Tim was the only host who had actually seen the film already. The movie inspired a lot of discussion about slavery, the Oscars and, oddly, Gravity. We hope you enjoy our annual trip to the Academy Awards!
Next time, we’ll be discussing one of Martin Scorsese’s greatest works: Goodfellas!
|12 Years a Slave (2013)|
|Rating: 8.1/10 (617,390 votes)
Director: Steve McQueen
Writer: John Ridley (screenplay by), Solomon Northup (based on "Twelve Years a Slave" by)
Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Dickie Gravois, Bryan Batt
Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Released: 08 Nov 2013
|Plot: In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.|