Currently in limited release, "12 Years A Slave" has generated rapturous acclaim and awards buzz since it premiered on the festival circuit right before Labor Day. While it seems impossible for the film to drum up anymore attention or excitement, Fox Searchlight has just unveiled a new featurette that takes a look at the auteur behind the film, Steve McQueen.
Making his third foray into feature filmmaking following "Hunger" and "Shame," the British visual artist adapts the distinctly American memoir of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in 1840's Saratoga who is unexpectedly tricked into becoming a slave. The four-minute clip gives insight into McQueen's inspiration behind the film as well as input from the cast and crew, who prove unanimously reverent to the director and bringing his vision to life.
"12 Years A Slave" is currently in limited release and will expand on Friday.