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    Steve McQueen Explains Why the World Is Ready For '12 Years a Slave'

    The story of a free black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Deep South in the 1840's might not sound like the material for an especially high profile movie. Then "12 Years a Slave" premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and everything changed.

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    WATCH: '12 Years a Slave' Cast and Crew Talk the True Story Behind the Film in New Featurette

    In a new featurette available on Yahoo! Movies, director Steve McQueen and the cast and crew of "12 Years a Slave" talk about the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man abducted and sold into slavery, played here by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Watch below.

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    Watch: 5-Minute Featurette With New Footage For Telluride Surprise & TIFF Anticipated '12 Years A Slave'

    As Steve McQueen has displayed across three movies, he's not shy of hard-hitting subject matter. The titular hunger strike of "Hunger" put him on the map, with his followup, the sex-addition drama "Shame" further solidifying the filmmaker's knack for tackling deep drama with an unerring eye for visu...

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    Lots Of New Footage In New '12 Years A Slave' Featurette (Video)

    Here's a nice behind-the-scenes featurette, highlighting the making of the film, featuring key cast and crew, including director Steve McQueen and star Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as a lot of new footage not seen in the only trailer that's been released thus far.

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    Telluride Review: Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender & More

    Steve McQueen’s “12 Years a Slave” instantly establishes itself as the most unflinching of all slave dramas, which is to say, there is plenty of flinching, not to mention cowering and recoiling and passing out, thanks to beatings and whippings that arrive at roughly 10-to-15-minute intervals through...

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    Telluride Film Festival Review: Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave,' Anchored By Brilliant Chiwetel Ejiofor, Is a Slavery Movie For the Ages

    Like countless movies before it, "12 Years a Slave" opens with a title card announcing that its material is based on a true story. However, Steve McQueen's startlingly realized period drama justifies its introductory note with each ensuing scene, recreating the experiences of a free black man kidnap...

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    Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave' *Snuck* Into The Telluride Film Festival - Screens Today!

    Well, shucks! We won't be there for it unfortunately. We may have, if I was aware that it would be screening there, but, Telluride is one of those film festivals... it traditionally doesn't unveil its slate until attendees are well on their way to the festival. In essence, you attend the festival bl...

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    Immersed in Movies: Talking Indie Drama 'Savannah,' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and James Caviezel (TRAILER)

    "Savannah" is the latest entry in this year's cycle of movies devoted to the African-American experience. Director Annette Haywood-Carter discusses shooting her first indie.

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    Watch: Chiwetel Ejiofor Plays a 1930s Band Leader in London in the Teaser for Starz Miniseries 'Dancing on the Edge'

    Starz has been looking to the UK for programming recently. Its historical drama "The White Queen," which premiered two weeks ago, is a co-production with BBC One, "Da Vinci's Demons" is a BBC Worldwide co-production and the network is working with Sky Atlantic on a 2014 Arctic murder mystery entitle...

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    Review: 'Savannah' Starring Jim Caviezel & Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Let's say you're a filmmaker, and you're given the opportunity to tell the true life story of two people: Ward Allen, an Oxford-educated Southerner, who defies expectations and makes a career as hunter, rabble-rouser and good ol' boy, and Christmas Moultrie, a man born into slavery, who becomes a fr...

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