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12 Years a Slave

‘12 Years A Slave’ Puts Spotlight On Hollywood’s Approach To Race

By John Horn, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Was it ultimately a race about race? The best picture Oscar is meant to honor the year’s greatest achievement in film, and 12 Years a Slave had no shortage of supporters before winning the top honor Sunday. But for all the film’s artistry, the undercurrent of many […]

March 5, 2014

Healing Starts With ’12 Years A Slave’

A plea for about a dozen people who know who they are: Will you see 12 Years a Slave now? It just won the Oscar for Best Picture. It just came out on DVD. Please see it. I’ll even spring for the popcorn. You see, I keep encountering folks, mostly African-American, who have decided that they […]

March 5, 2014

Steve McQueen Has Tirelessly Promoted ’12 Years A Slave’

By John Horn, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Not long after Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave premiered at the Telluride Film Festival last August, a friend cautioned the British director that his movie was “more important than you.” It turned out to be far truer than anyone, including McQueen, might have guessed. Nearly half […]

February 28, 2014

‘Gravity’ And ’12 Years A Slave’ Share Top PGA Prize

Los Angeles (AFP) – The Alfonso Cuaron film “Gravity” and the harrowing historical drama “12 Years a Slave” shared the top prize at the Producers Guild of America (PGA), a first for the awards. In the past six years the winner of the PGA then picked up the Oscar for best film at the Academy […]

January 20, 2014