12 Years a Slave

Film Hitting theatres nationwide on October 18, 2013, 12 Years a Slave is a historical drama based on the eponymous autobiography of former slave Solomon Northup. The film details the story of Northup, a free man from Saratoga Springs, New York, who was sold into slavery and forced to work plantations in Louisiana for 12 years. Chiwetel Ejifor stars as the main character, alongside Brad Pitt, Quvenzhane Wallis, Alfre Woodard and celebrated newcomer Lupita Nyong'o.   (Photo: FOX Searchlight)

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Diverse Films Brought Out More African-American Moviegoers in 2013

More than 170 million African-Americans went to the movies in 2013, a 13 percent increase from the roughly 150 million who went in 2012.

Box Office: 300 I s Victorious, 12 Years a Slave Gets Oscar Boost

The Best Picture Oscar winner got a surge in ticket sales after last weekend's win.

For the Cause: Celebs Rocking Statement-Making Wristbands

Steve McQueen showed his support for the National School Board Association with his “Stand Up 4 Public Schools” wristband while accepting his Academy Award for Best Picture. See more celebs who have rocked statement-making wristbands.

Kenyan President Calls Lupita Nyong'o "Pride of Africa"

The Oscar winner has made her native country proud.

John Ridley Denies Feud With Steve McQueen Over 12 Years a Slave Writing Credit

Things appeared tense between the former collaborators on Oscar night.

12 Years a Slave Wins Best Picture at Academy Awards

Steve McQueen's film takes the night's top prize.
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