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Director Steve McQueen and star Chiwetel Ejiofor Talk About 12 Years a Slave

9:22 PM 10/11/2013 by Sara Vizcarrondo
12 Years a Slave is Steve McQueen’s third directorial effort and the contemporary artist turned filmmaker has done nothing but hit them out the park. With such a strong body of work behind him, MoviesWithButter asked, “Now that you’re established and your work has the attention of a major international audience, did you feel at all obligated to tackle the subject of slavery?” A black man and an Englishman, McQueen said, “No, it was an incredible story.

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'Beasts' Star Dwight Henry Also in McQueen's 'Twelve Years a Slave'

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feedproxy.google.com – "I'm your daddy, and it's my job to take care of you." Happy to report news related to one of my favorite films of the year, Beasts of the Southern Wild, which arrives in US theaters tomorrow (June 27th). I caught mention on The Playlist of a tip in The Washington Post's feature on Dwight Henry, co-star of Beasts, about his role in the upcoming McQueen film Twelve Years a Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor. 7 years 47 weeks ago via theothersenhman

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Posted June 18th, 2012 by Binh Ngo

In a forgotten but defiant bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her childish optimism and extraordinary imagination, she believes that the natural world is in balance with the universe until a fierce storm changes her reality.

12 Years a Slave

Posted May 21st, 2012 by Binh Ngo

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.

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Sundance 2012: 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' Has Buyers Roaring

feedproxy.google.com – Benh Zeitlin's debut film prompts a standing ovation and interest from Fox Searchlight, Focus Features, Sony Pictures Classics and The Weinstein Co. 8 years 18 weeks ago via brucelee
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