10 Years After the Win: 12 Years a Slave

10 Years After the Win: 12 Years a Slave

Pre-screening conversation with Steve McQueen, Producer, Director and Alfre Woodard, Actor, moderated by Ellen C. Scott, Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies at UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

In Person: Steven McQueen and Alfre Woodard

Recipient of the Vantage Award at the Academy Museum’s 2022 Gala, Steve McQueen has built a varied career challenging dominant narratives around cinema. His third feature, the unflinching story of Solomon Northup who is kidnapped and sold into enslavement, made major history at the 86th Oscars. Lead Chiwetel Ejiofor became the first Black British man to be nominated for Best Actor, Lupita Nyong’o the first Black African to win in any category, and McQueen the first Black man to win Best Picture. We’re revisiting this stunning work with the director-producer in person to reflect on his win 10 years ago.

DIRECTED BY: Steve McQueen. WRITTEN BY: John Ridley. WITH: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Lupita Nyong'o. 2013. 134 min. USA/UK. Color. English. Rated R. DCP.

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