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    '12 Years a Slave' Star Chiwetel Ejiofor On Working With Steve McQueen and the International Appeal of the Drama

    “12 Years a Slave” tells the true story of Solomon Northrup, a free man who was forced to live a life of servitude from 1841 to 1853 after being abducted and sold into slavery. Northrup wrote a memoir about these experiences that served as the primary source material for the film, directed by Steve ...

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    Steve McQueen On Whether Being British Was Of Any Influence On Making '12 Years A Slave'

    I love the no-nonsense way in which Steve McQueen handles himself. It's so rare to see this kind of forthrightness and outward displays of emotion from industry types - then again, I suppose he's still something of an *outsider,* not living in Hollywood (he doesn't even live in the USA actually).

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    It's Like You're There! Watch TIFF Press Conferences For 'Gravity,' '12 Years A Slave,' 'Prisoners,' 'Labor Day' And More

    If you are stuck having to watch all the Toronto International Film Festival action from the sidelines, fret not—another aspect of the festival will now come straight to your computer screen. The overlong, occasionally awkward press conferences that accompany each of the big films at TIFF have been ...

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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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    Is "12 Years A Slave" Too Brutal for Oscar?

    Is "12 Years A Slave" Too Brutal for Oscar?

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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 Roundups: Oscar Hopefuls '12 Years a Slave' and 'Prisoners' Score with Critics (TRAILERS)

    Two unannounced big films made a big splash Saturday: Warner Bros. awards hopeful "Prisoners," which nabbed rave reviews for Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal and Fox Searchlight's "12 Years a Slave," directed by Steve McQueen.

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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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