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Watch: Extensive 2 Hour Talk With Steve McQueen About '12 Years A Slave,' His Filmography, Art & More

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist January 31, 2014 at 11:26AM

So, we're in that quiet period of the awards season where the nominations are in, and the campaigns start making more measured moves as the Academy gets ready to vote on the Oscars. But with multiplexes mostly filled with the stuff studios would like to forget they financed, now is a good time to dive really deeply into the films and careers of some of this year's nominees. And if you wanted a comprehensive overview of the work of Steve McQueen, we've got a treat for you today.
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12 Years A Slave

So, we're in that quiet period of the awards season where the nominations are in, and the campaigns start making more measured moves as the Academy gets ready to vote on the Oscars. But with multiplexes mostly filled with the stuff studios would like to forget they financed, now is a good time to dive really deeply into the films and careers of some of this year's nominees. If you wanted a comprehensive overview of the work of Steve McQueen, we've got a treat for you today.

The Walker Art Center has posted their lengthy, in depth and fascinating two hour talk with Steven McQueen, that took place last November. Led by Stuart Comer, the new chief curator of media and performance art at the Museum of Modern Art, it's discussion that spans not only "12 Years A Slave" and McQueen's films, but also his work in the contemporary art world that first got him noticed. It's a pretty great talk, with McQueen providing great insight into his own work and approach.

Check it below, followed by a recent ABC News "Nightline" segment on "12 Years A Slave," because you can't escape the awards season entirely...

This article is related to: Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave


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