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    Mill Valley Film Festival Sets 2013 Lineup

    The Mill Valley Film Festival (MVFF) has grown to be one of the most prominent cinema-related events on the West Coast, bearing the proud distinction of presenting the Bay Area with the last five Best Picture winners. About to kick off its 36th year, MVFF has just unveiled its roster of prestigious ...

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    Exclusive: New Photos Of Steve McQueen's Harrowing '12 Years A Slave' Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor & Michael Fassbender

    There are few films knocking viewers down as hard and as harrowingly this fall as Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave." The British filmmaker returns with his third feature following "Hunger" and "Shame," and this time brings his unique filmmaking skills to one of the toughest chapters of American his...

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    Steve McQueen Out, 'Mother Of George' Helmer Andrew Dosunmu In To Direct 'Fela Kuti' Biopic

    When we caught up with "12 Years A Slave" director Steve McQueen in Toronto, he told us he wanted to do something a bit different for his next movie. "I'll do a musical next. I want to do a musical, that's what I want to do," McQueen said, so naturally our thoughts turned to "Fela Kuti," the long de...

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    TIFF 2013: Our 5 Favorite Films Of The Festival, Plus Our Complete Coverage

    Though coming hot on the heels of Telluride and overlapping this year with Venice, the Toronto International Film Festival is anything but a third string pony. In fact it's probably the largest, glitziest and most glamorous of the fall festival season players and no-one doubts that Toronto knows how...

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    Andrew Dosunmu Takes Over Steve McQueen's Fela Kuti Biopic. No Word On Chiwetel Ejiofor

    In my interview with Steve McQueen over the weekend, one of the questions on my list to ask him, was whether he still planned to direct a feature film based on the life Afrobeat pioneer and activist, Fela Kuti, which was to star Chiwetel Ejiofor.

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    Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' Wins People's Choice Award at TIFF 2013

    Perhaps it comes as no surprise to many of us that Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave was awarded the top prize - the People's Choice Award that is - at this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

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    '12 Years a Slave' Star Chiwetel Ejiofor Explains Why He Was Worried About Whether He Could Pull Off the Role

    Powerfully received after screenings in Telluride and Toronto, Steve McQueen's tale of a kidnapped free man in the 1840's who was sold into slavery features Chiwetel Ejiofor as real-life victim Solomon Northup. It's a raw, intimate depiction that provides an empathic center to the horrors of the tim...

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    Interview: Steve McQueen Talks '12 Years A Slave,' 'Django Unchained', Pitt & Fassbender & More

    With “Hunger,”his feature debut in 2008, Turner Prize-winning artist-turned-director Steve McQueen made a bold statement right out of the gate: he was a filmmaker to watch. Three years later, “Shame” solidified his reputation as an audacious director with an unflinching eye. And now, with “12 Years ...

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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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