Thursday, February 25, 2016

The North Star

On March 1, 2016 RLJ Entertainment will be releasing The North Star on DVD and VOD written and directed by Thomas K. Phillips. This movie stars Jeremiah Trotter (Ex NFL Philadelphia Eagles linebacker), Lynn Whitfield (How to Get Away with Murder), Keith David (Enlisted), April Woodall (Audition),Thomas C. Bartley Jr. (Frat Brothers), John Diehl (Jurassic Park III) and Clifton Powell (Army Wives). 
Based on the harrowing true events The North Star chronicles the inspirational story of two slaves Benjamin and Moses. For these men the only thing worse than the daily cruelty of life on a Virginia plantation is the fear of being hunted down and tortured as runaways. But when Ben learns he is about to be sold to a new owner he and Moses make the desperate choice to run. Evading brutal slave hunters and with only the light of the North Star as their guide the pair make the grueling journey across hostile land to the free state of Pennsylvania. Even when a community of kind hearted abolitionist welcome them Ben and Moses realize that their perilous struggle for freedom continues.

My Opinion: I really enjoyed this movie and I never understood why we had slaves as it is cruel and inhumane. The story of Frederick Douglass and what he had to go through just to live free and enjoy life was heroic and at times tense. I would recommend this movie to anyone who wants to learn about the history of the United States and how African Americans were treated.

Disclaimer: I was in no way compensated for this review and this is solely my own opinion which may differ from yours.   

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