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No Surprise - MPAA Gives Steve McQueen's 'Twelve Years A Slave' An 'R' Rating

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • April 4, 2013 1:08 PM
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But of course! If the MPAA had rated it PG13, or anything other than an "R," I'd be very concerned.

Fox Searchlight Announces December 27, 2013 Release Date For 'Twelve Years A Slave'

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • March 28, 2013 4:01 PM
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Excitement: We will be releasing Steve McQueen's TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE (C. Ejiofor, B. Pitt & M. Fassbender) on December 27, 2013!

Early Reactions To 'Twelve Years A Slave' Suggest Average Black Audiences Won't Like It

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • February 22, 2013 12:12 PM
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A film I'm eagerly-anticipating this year, which we believe will likely premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, is Steve McQueen's Twelve Years A Slave - one of 7 more slave-themed films I highlighted in a January post, that we can expect some time this year.

Illustrated Version Of '12 Years A Slave' Issued To Honor 160th Anniversary Of Northup's Freedom

  • By Courtney
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  • January 12, 2013 8:58 PM
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I'm sure everyone knows that the upcoming Steve McQueen film, Twelve Years A Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, is based on a book of the same name, co-written by Solomon Northup, detailing his 12 years in captivity. 

Details On Steve McQueen Retrospective At Art Institute Of Chicago (14 Short Films + More)

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • October 18, 2012 11:57 AM
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Following up with Sergio's August post which announced Chicago's planned large-scale exhibition of British filmmaker Steve McQueen's work, set to open October 21 (this weekend), and runs through January 6, 2013.

Steve McQueen Retrospective At The Art Institute Of Chicago This Fall

  • By Sergio
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  • August 5, 2012 11:31 PM
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He's been so busy lately directing films like Hunger, the infamous Shame, and now currently 12 Years A Slave, with literally an all-star cast, that it's easy to forget that Steve McQueen started out as, and is atill first and foremost, an artist.

'Beast Of The Southern Wild's' Quvenzhané Wallis Joins '12 Years A Slave' + Set Pic Of Northup Family

  • By Tambay A. Obenson
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  • August 1, 2012 9:45 AM
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UPDATE: Thanks to reader DCM, we can now confirm that the actress in the photo is Kelsey Scott, who's had parts in a number of TV shows like Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds, The Young And The Restless, Days Of Our Lives; she's also a writer and director.

'Beasts Of The Southern Wild' Actor Dwight Henry Added To McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 26, 2012 8:50 PM
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Dwight Henry, the star alongside Quvenzhané Wallis (playing her father) in this year's critically accaimed Benh Zeitlin's Beasts Of The Southern Wild, is the latest addition to the grand, star-studded cast of Steve McQueen's 12 Years A Slave.

Michael K. Williams To Play Rebellious Slave in Steve McQueen's '12 Years A Slave'

  • By Vanessa Martinez
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  • June 24, 2012 8:47 AM
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Join Us Today! S&A Live Podcast Show (Hot Topics)

  • By Cynthia Reid
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  • November 20, 2011 8:17 AM
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So if you haven't heard the news yet, we've got a new time and new day for the S&A live podcast show. You can now join us every Sunday at 3:00pm/est. Not only is this a better time for the S&A crew, but we anticipate more S&A readers can join us. No excuses. And we kick off today's show with a bang! So what's on tap for Hot Topics you ask?