I just returned home to St. Louis after attending the Fox Searchlight press junket for Black Nativity in Los Angeles/Beverly Hills. Although I really enjoyed the press junket, I was totally unprepared for the chaos that I ran into at LAX when I tried to depart the City of Angels. There was a shooting at the airport at 9:30a.m. The shooter was shot, but not before he killed a TSA agent and wounded several others. As a result, the airport was on lockdown. Officials closed it until 4p.m. I did not arrive home until after 12 Midnight this morning! Talk about a day from hell
So you know what I did to relieve such stress the next day? Right, I went to the movies! My sister and I went to one of the coolest movie houses in the city, the Moolah Theater and Lounge and saw the much talked about 12 Years A Slave. As we sat glued to our seats to watch the 2 hour and 13 minute movie, I noticed that the audience was so mesmerized by this story that not a word was being said. You could hear a pen drop as we watched slaves being beaten raw in the name of God and women having to give their bodies and souls up to the “Master” just to survive.
The Steve McQueen directed 12 Years A Slave stars Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Norththrup, a free man from Saratoga, New York who was tricked, kidnapped and sold into slavery on the 1800s. 12 Years A Slave is the true story of Solomon’s journey from freedom to slavery and back to freedom. It shows all the raw emotions that come with having freedom and the next day finding your whole life gone.
Brad Pitt serves as one of the producers of this gripping movie which depicts the horrors of slavery from a different point of view. Ejiofor gives a heart wrenching Oscar worthy performance. 12 Years A Slave also stars Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti and Lupita Nyong’o. All gave stunning performances.
This is one of the best movies of the year. Go see it!
Your Black Chic At The Movies,
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