Winner! Academy Award: Best Film of the Year!
Winner! Academy Award: Best Actress in a Supporting Role–Lupita Nyono’o
Winner! Academy Award: Best Adapted Screenplay!
“If the best films hold you in a captive vise, entertain you, keep you spellbound and teach you something at the same time, then 12 Years a Slave is outstanding — brave, courageous and unforgettable”–Rex Reed, N.Y. Observer. 12 YEARS A SLAVE is now considered the odds-on favorite for the upcoming Oscars. “What we have here is a blistering, brilliant, straight-up classic”—Peter Travers, Rolling Stone. “Ultimately hopeful, but uncompromising in its commitment to exposing a tragic chapter in history”—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. An amazing cast including Chiwetel Ejofor, Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Alfre Woodard, Paul Giamatti and Benedict Cumberbatch joins Steve McQueen’s (SHAME) powerful direction in 12 YEARS A SLAVE, set in the pre-Civil War United States, where Solomon Northup, a free black man living in upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. “Unflinchingly directed by Steve McQueen, led by Ejiofor’s magnificent work, 12 Years a Slave is what we talk about when we talk about greatness in film”—Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times. R. 133 Min.