12 YEARS A SLAVE Awarded Top Prize at Toronto International Film Festival

By AMC September 16, 2013

There are many well-respected and acclaimed film festivals throughout the year, giving critics and fans their first glimpse at both upcoming wide-releases and inspiring indie flicks. The Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most prestigious festivals as it debuts upcoming films that go on to be nominated for Academy Awards.

The 2013 TIFF premiered many amazing films, and the one that brought home the biggest honor is Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave". The film won the Blackberry People's Choice Award and inspired the audience to give it a standing ovation at its conclusion.

Based on the heartbreaking true story of a free black man that was kidnapped and sold into slavery, it chronicles his pain and struggle to get back to the life he knew and his family. Boasting an incredible cast lead by Chiwetel Ejifor, Michael Fassbender, Paul Giamatti, Brad Pitt and Benedict Cumberbatch also star.

McQueen is known for creating haunting, powerful and emotional projects, including such films as "Hunger" and "Shame", which also starred Michael Fassbender.

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"12 Years a Slave" will hit AMC Theatres on October 18th.

Source: FirstShowing

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