MANSFIELD PARK (Movie): in Jane Austen's 1814 novel Mansfield Park. Austen describes Fanny Price as "extremely timid and shy, shrinking from notice." The movie disregards this and creates a headstrong, imaginative tomboy in the place of Fanny Price. Not true to the book at all, but good in it's own right.
12 Years a Slave (2013) | Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty, as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity.