Universally acclaimed, and recent winner of the Oscar for Best Picture, it's a great idea to revisit 12 Years a Slave. It's showing in theaters again briefly after the Oscar win. Be sure to be ready for a gut wrenching performance. Here's a synopsis from the website: "In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity."