Steve McQueen’s “12 Years A Slave” tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a New Yorker who in 1841 was deceived and sold into slavery. And although his story is told with immense dignity, its epic adaptation into film doesn’t quite capture what inner strength it took to endure the ordeal.
12 Years A Slave
The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival brings together directors, celebrities and cinephiles for 11 days and 366 international films
Since I started attending the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in 2003, I have watched this audience festival grow into what Roger Ebert dubbed the most important film festival in the world, marking the start of the movie year. It was controversial to suggest that anything trumped Cannes when Ebert first made that claim, but in the last few years TIFF has been growing exponentially in both celebrities and importance. This year, it positively exploded.