12 Years A Slave

With his first two films, Hunger and Shame, British director Steve McQueen showed a masterful command of style and an ambition to tackle important topics. His third movie, 12 Years a Slave, takes on the institution of American slavery, a subject that comes so loaded with potential blowback that few artists ever attempt to deal with it head-on. He succeeds...read more

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HBO Orders New Limited Series From 12 Years a Slave Filmmaker

HBO has ordered new drama Codes of Conduct, from 12 Years a Slave director and producer Steve McQueen, Deadline reports. Co-written by McQueen and Matthew Michael Carnahan (World War Z), the six-episode limited series follows a young African American… Read more

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12 Years a Slave - Clip - Take Comfort
00:27 — "12 Years a Slave" is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon North (more…)
12 Years a Slave - Trailer 1
02:28 — "12 Years a Slave" is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon North (more…)
12 Years a Slave - Featurette - The Faces of Solomon
02:35 — "12 Years a Slave" is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon North (more…)
12 Years a Slave - Clip - Solomon, Let Me Weep
01:54 — "12 Years a Slave" is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon North (more…)

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Fri Jul 21 7:50pm
12 Years a Slave FXM

The true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man in 1800s New York who was kidnapped and forced into slavery on a plantation near New Orleans. Later, he fights for his freedom with the help of a Canadian abolitionist.

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Fri Jul 21 10:35pm
12 Years a Slave FXM

The true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man in 1800s New York who was kidnapped and forced into slavery on a plantation near New Orleans. Later, he fights for his freedom with the help of a Canadian abolitionist.

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Tue Aug 1 12:30am
12 Years a Slave FXM

The true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man in 1800s New York who was kidnapped and forced into slavery on a plantation near New Orleans. Later, he fights for his freedom with the help of a Canadian abolitionist.

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  • Released: 2013
  • Rating: R
  • Review: With his first two films, Hunger and Shame, British director Steve McQueen showed a masterful command of style and an ambition to tackle important topics. His third movie, 12 Years a Slave, takes on the institution of American slavery, a subject that comes… (more)

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