Sunday, October 20, 2013

12 Years A Slave

Yesterday I went to Arclight Hollywood to see 12 Years A Slave.  Yes, the performances were terrific and the cinematography was first-rate...BUT...I wasn't moved to tears.  At one point, I found myself getting misty-eyed, but the ending didn't send me over the edge.  In fact, at another point in the film, I found myself fighting to keep my eyes open.  Overall, I'm happy to have seen it and recommend that others see it, too.  The brutal treatment of the slaves, of course, disturbed me beyond description.  I walked out of the theater asking two other patrons, "How can people be so cruel?"

One day soon, I'd love to have an answer to that question...

And a solution for never having a need to ask the question again.

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