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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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    The One Thing That All Of Chiwetel Ejiofor's 2013 Projects (5 Of Them) Have In Common...

    I realize that it's merely a coincidence, so I'm not necessarily implying that something sinister is afoot. But I thought I'd share one interesting characteristic that runs through the handful of projects that Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in this year - unquestionably the celebrated thespian's biggest yea...

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    Exclusive: Chiwetel Ejiofor & Jim Caviezel Go To Court In Clip From 'Savannah'

    Before Chiwetel Ejiofor shows off his awards season stuff this fall in "12 Years A Slave" he'll take a supporting role in this month's "Savannah," with Jim Caviezel in the lead. The tale of Southern life is based on a true story and today we have an exclusive clip from the movie to give you a little...

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    Toronto Preview: Awards Hopefuls Bring Real Figures to Life, from Dickens and Assange to Ginsberg and Mandela

    There's a reason Sony Pictures Classics is moving up the release date of "The Invisible Woman" to Christmas Day. They think they may have the goods to make a go at an awards season play. This Ralph Fiennes-directed movie is world premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival, one of many pic...

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