The cast and crew of '12 Years a Slave,' Matthew McConaughey, Cate Blanchett, Jared Leto and the rest of the winners of the Independent Spirit Awards stopped by THR and Piaget's winners lounge to discuss their movies, where they are going to keep their awards and post-Oscar plans.
"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.
In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner (Michael Fassbender), he also found unexpected kindness from another, as he struggled continually to survive and maintain some of his dignity. Then in the 12th year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changed Solomon's life forever.
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