12 Years a Slave

(2013)

Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.

‘12 Years a Slave’ Blu-ray and DVD Debuts March 4th

‘12 Years a Slave’ Blu-ray and DVD Debuts March 4th

Bring home the 2014 Golden Globes winner 12 Years a Slave on Digital HD February 18 and Blu-ray and DVD March 4. Director Steve McQueen's cinematic masterpiece has been hailed by critics as "a game-changing movie event,"(Peter Travers, Rolling Stone) receiving top honors from critics, outstanding reactions from audiences and a coveted "A" CinemaScore.

Now, go even deeper into Solomon Northrup's journey with exclusive, never-before-seen features on the Blu-ray and DVD including the documentary "A Historical Portrait" that explores director Steve McQueen's unique artistry in bringing this remarkable story to life with readings from the book by actor Chiwetel Ejiofor that brings authenticity and dimension to the real story of Solomon; "The Team" which profiles the creative minds assembled by McQueen to bring Solomon Northup's journey to life; and "The Score" that follows film composer Hans Zimmer as he creates his dramatic score.

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Fox Searchlight to Re-Release ‘12 Years a Slave’ This January

Fox Searchlight to Re-Release ‘12 Years a Slave’ This January

Fox Searchlight Pictures Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley announced today that the company will re-release director Steve McQueen's Golden Globe Award nominated film 12 Years a Slave in select cities for a special return engagement on Friday, January 17.

The most-nominated film of the year, 12 Years a Slave has already garnered over 20 major nominations from groups including The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (Nominated for 7 Golden Globes including Best Picture), Screen Actors Guild (Nominated for 4 SAG Awards including Best Ensemble), FILM Independent (Nominated for 7 Spirit Awards including Best Feature), and has earned numerous Critics Groups accolades including Best Picture from Washington DC Area Film Critics and New York Film Critics Online. After winning the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Mill Valley Film Festival, 12 Years a Slave opened domestically on October 18 and has grossed over $35 million, making it the most successful English-language specialty platform release of the year.

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‘12 Years a Slave’ Featurette 'A Director's Vision'

‘12 Years a Slave’ Featurette 'A Director's Vision'

Although it didn't crack the top 10 in its opening weekend, 12 Years a Slave earned over $923,000 from just 19 theaters, with an impressive $48,617 per-screen average. Before the heralded drama expands into more theaters on October 25, Fox Searchlight Pictures released a featurette that centers on director Steve McQueen's vision for the film. Producers Jeremy Kleiner, Dede Gardner, Bill Pohlad and cast members Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor and many more discuss working with this visionary filmmaker, along with behind-the-scenes footage.

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 Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender) as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) forever alters his life.

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‘12 Years a Slave’ Featurette 'Becoming Solomon Northup'

‘12 Years a Slave’ Featurette 'Becoming Solomon Northup'

Watch the featurette 'Chiwetel Ejiofor becomes Solomon Northrup', which takes us through the actor's intense preparations for his role in 12 Years a Slave.

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 Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon's chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist forever alters his life.

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‘12 Years a Slave’ Clip 'I Want to Live'

‘12 Years a Slave’ Clip 'I Want to Live'

The life of Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free African-American from New York, is torn away from him when he is sold into slavery in 12 Years a Slave. Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a new clip featuring Solomon discussing how to survive on the plantation with Robert (Michael K. Williams) and Clemens (Chris Chalk), just days after he was taken from his family. Director Steve McQueen's drama, which co-stars Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano and Paul Giamatti, hits theaters in limited release on October 18.

12 Years a Slave was released October 18th, 2013.

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‘12 Years a Slave’ TV Spot 'Fight Back'

‘12 Years a Slave’ TV Spot 'Fight Back'

Chiwetel Ejiofor stars as Solomon Northup, a free man sold into slavery in the upcoming drama 12 Years a Slave. Fox Searchlight Pictures has released the first TV spot featuring Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender and Alfre Woodard in the latest footage from director Steve McQueen's drama based on a true story, in theaters October 18.

12 Years a Slave was released October 18th, 2013.

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‘12 Years a Slave’ Featurette 'A Portrait of Solomon Northup'

‘12 Years a Slave’ Featurette 'A Portrait of Solomon Northup'

The upcoming drama 12 Years a Slave is based on the incredible true story of Solomon Northup, a free man from New York who was sold into slavery before the Civil War began. Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a featurette with star Chiwetel Ejiofor, director Steve McQueen, writer John Ridley and producers Dede Gardner, Bill Pohlad and Jeremy Kleiner, who break down the events that lead to Solomon Northup's enslavement. We also see footage featuring other members of this ensemble cast such as Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano and Paul Giamatti.

12 Years a Slave was released October 18th, 2013.

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‘12 Years a Slave’ Trailer

‘12 Years a Slave’ Trailer

The first poster has debuted for director Steve McQueen's drama about a free man sold into slavery, in theaters October 18th.