12 Years A Slave
The thing about throwing an Oscar party — even an impromptu, informal one — is that it’s really tough to actually keep track of the show itself, what with making the cocktails and distributing the ballots and tipping the pizza delivery person.
It’s not exactly the mirror opposite of the situation we had last year at the Academy Awards, but most pundits seem to agree that whereas last year’s best picture frontrunner Argo left the best director […]
Bill Pohlad said he had been working on a film called “Tree of Life” with Brad Pitt, when he was asked if he’d be interested in working on a project on slavery.
Will “12 Years A Slave,” nab the top prize at the Academy Awards? Click the link to hear Dave’s extended interview with Bill Pohlad.
“12 Years a Slave” is unquestionably an absolutely necessary corrective to any lingering sentiment regarding the antebellum Old South and, on a larger scale, the blood that lubricated the Great Experiment, so long as you believe no one is truly free unless everyone is.
British filmmaker Steve McQueen is coming to the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis for a retrospective of his work. McQueen is scheduled to speak Nov. 9 at Walker Cinema. Tickets for McQueen’s talk and the regional premiere of his new film, “12 Years a Slave,” go on sale to Walker members Tuesday.