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12 YEARS A SLAVE: Film Premiering at the 2013 New York Film Festival

12 Years A Slave

12 Years A Slave will have its U.S premiere at New York Film Festival. The film will premiere on October 8th. The period drama and Oscar hopeful world premieres at Toronto as a special presentation on September 6th. The Steve McQueen Film is distributed under Fox Searchlight. 12 Years A Slave stars Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Bitt, Paul Giamatti, Michael Fassbender, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Alfre Woodard.

The New York Film Festival just made the announcement after the film had landed one of the “sneak peek” slots at the Telluride Film Festival – the screening happened last night. The film based on the memoir of freed slave Solomon Northup opens in the U.S. in limited release on October 18th.

McQueen will be on hand in New York to present the film alongside stars Ejiofor, Fassbender, Dano, Woodard, Lupita Nyong’o and Adepero Oduye. Tickets will be available starting September 8th

Based on the book by Solomon Northup, “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.

We previously published the following articles about the New York Film Festival:

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New York Film Festival 2013: 51st Annual Main Slate Lineup:

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We previously published the following articles on 12 Years A Slave:

12 Years A Slave (2013) Movie Trailer: Free Chiwetel Ejiofor Enslaved

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Source:  Deadline

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