If you missed your chance to see the Golden Globe-nominated film 12 Years a Slave when it released in theaters earlier this fall, you'll have an opportunity to see it on Friday, Jan. 17. Fox Searchlight has announced it will re-release director Steven McQueen's film in select cities for a special return engagement.

12 Years a Slave is the story of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a freed black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in pre-Civil War United States. With graphic scenes that don't shy away from the violence slaves experienced during these times, the film has been pegged as a major contender at the Golden Globes and perhaps even the Academy Awards.

The drama has already garnered more than 20 major film nominations, including seven Golden Globes and four SAG Awards.