variety.com The 79th annual New York Film Critics Circle Awards turned awkward on Monday night when CityArts editor Armond White started to heckle director Steve McQueen. McQueen had just accepted his prize for “12 Years a Slave,” presented by Harry Belafonte, when the interruption broke out. As soon as McQueen took the stage, White started shouting...
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12 Years a Slave Synopsis and Credits

In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

"12 Years a Slave" stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dwight Henry, Michael Fassbender, Michael Kenneth Williams, Paul Dano, Paul Giamatti, Ruth Negga, Sarah Paulson, Scoot McNairy, and Taran Killam.

Directed by Steve McQueen.
Written by John Ridley and Steve McQueen.
Produced by Bill Pohlad, Dede Gardner, and Jeremy Kleiner.
Production company/distributor: New Regency.

Release Date: October 18, 2013

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