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12 Years a Slave Nominated for Gotham Audience Award
12 Years a Slave is currently nominated for The 4th Annual IFP Gotham Audience Award!
The IFP Gotham Audience Award will be voted on by the independent film community and is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC for voting. 12 Years a Slave has made it to the final round of voting, which ends Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 11:59pm EST/8:59pm PST. The winner will be revealed at the Gotham Awards ceremony on December 2, 2013.
Sign up and vote at: http://gotham.ifp.org/audience_award.
Brad Pitt on Today Show (10/15)
Brad Pitt’s role in “12 Years a Slave” isn’t very big, but it is key — and as the actor tells Ann Curry in an interview set to air Wednesday on TODAY, the film was of enormous importance to him: “It’s why I got into film in the first place.”
“12 Years” is a true story, based on Solomon Northup’s personal account of being a free man in New York in pre-Civil War days who is then kidnapped and sold into slavery. Pitt was a producer on the film, and took a role as a Canadian who is working on the plantation where Northup ends up.
For Pitt, making “12 Years” was the very definition of what movies are for. “It’s one of those few films that cuts to the base of our humanity,” he said.
But “12 Years” features some disturbing imagery, and as the actor explained, he’s not about to show it to his youngest children (he has six with Angelina Jolie). “Maybe my eldest I would, right now,” he said. “I’d rather for the others to get a little bit older and understand the dynamics of the world a little more.”
That kind of subtle understanding is a wisdom that has come with age, and — fans, brace yourself — Pitt is about to turn 50 in December.
“I haven’t minded a bit,” he said about approaching AARP age. “I have no complaints.”
Brad Pitt Action Film Asks Villagers to Ignore Gunfire and Explosions
Residents of a tiny Oxfordshire village have been warned they might be alarmed by gunfire and explosions over the next few weeks – but that it will only the special effects for a new Hollywood action movie starring Brad Pitt.
Fury, a big budget war movie starring Pitt, Shia LaBeouf and Logan Lerman, is due to shoot scenes in Shirburn, in the Chiltern foothills a few miles south of Thame, and according to the Henley Standard, production company representatives posted leaflets through residents’ doors warning of “loud and unexpected noises”.
A spokesman said: “We wanted to warn people in advance so that they are not alarmed — but also, we don’t want people ringing the emergency services!”
Fury is set in 1945, as Pitt’s tank crew attempt a dangerous mission behind German lines. According to the Standard a replica German village will be built around an existing farm, and other buildings have been taken over and set up as production bases.