"This was quite evident early on that this was something, personally special to me, very special," says Pitt. "I love this film." Pitt also praises director Steve McQueen for his unique way of film making and getting the movie shot in just over thirty days.
"Initially it was very had for me to watch, because knowing that someone who had had a hand in creating me who had went through so much," says Leonard Holton, J.R. (4th great grandson). "There were points in the movie I couldn't watch, it felt like I was Solomon, it felt like it was me."
At the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the directors of 'Frozen,' 'Twenty Feet From Stardom,' 'The Act of Killing,'The Great Beauty,' and 'The Broken Circle Breakdown' discuss the challenges of making their films.