Perseverance Leads to Payoff with ’12 Years a Slave’

Review of 12 Years a Slave, Directed by Steve McQueenAt the time of Northup’s kidnapping in April 1841, he was exactly 33 years old, the same age most assume Christ was when he carried his cross up to Golgotha. Unlike a God humbling Himself in the form of man, however, Northup was a man forced into the life of a slave, and the prospect of his resurrection was more elusive than three days.—Henry Louis Gates, Jr., from the press notes for 12 Years a SlaveDirector Steve McQueen’s (Hunger, Shame … [Read more...]