12 years a slave movie

Somewhere Inbetween #10 (12/11/16)- Its the new math… or rather the old math in a new skin.

BTW if you want to see Queer pocs on film go see “Moonlight” and “The Handmaiden” (the handmaidens is foreign film and that why I did put it in the comic since is not a mainstream hollywood film.)

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#MichaelFassbender Film Appreciation Post: Part 2
Slow West (2015) Silas Selleck
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Erik Lehnsherr
Frank (2014) Frank
The Counselor (2013) Counselor
12 Years a Slave (2013) Edwin Epps
Prometheus (2012) David
Haywire (2011) Paul
Shame (2011) Brandon
A Dangerous Method (2011) Carl Jung
X-Men: First Class (2011) Erik Lensherr

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Get To Know Me Meme: Favorite Directors [1/10] → Steve McQueen

 ↳ There is an audience for serious movies, and I think audiences deserve this cinema. We have to keep cinema alive. It’s very important to me. It’s not just superheroes and romantic comedies. We need a space for serious film.

It’s time to kill the idea of white women as leads in movies as “baby steps! :)” toward inclusion of women of color and that WoC and PoC generally need to pay to see these films otherwise Hollywood will never include WoC/more PoC because “Hollywood only listens to money.”

People proffering this argument are either gullible, not paying attention, have no understanding of how racism works in Hollywood, or all three. 

Hollywood knows that Black movies and shows make money (I’m focusing on Blackness because it’s what I know and antiblackness exists in all communities). Straight Out of Compton made money, Selma made money, 12 Years a Slave made money, Tyler Perry’s movies make money (much to my chagrin), and those are just some recent ones. There is a history of Black cinema and films that made money. Empire, Scandal, How to Get Away With Murder are led by Black women and Empire has a predominately Black cast, and they’re wildly popular shows.

Black people and other PoC have money and we have and will continue to spend it in theaters to see films that feature us. HOLLYWOOD IS WELL AWARE OF THIS. Stop believing and proliferating their tired excuses and lies. 

The issue is that Hollywood only cares about a specific type of money: white money.  

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The critically acclaimed 12 Years A Slave, which won the Oscar for both Best Picture and Most Plot Given Away By Title, tells the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black man in 19th century America who was kidnapped and enslaved. He deals with that shit for 12 years before finally getting reunited with his family for the perfect happy ending. Then, right before the credits, a little stinger goes up onscreen reading “the date, location, and circumstances of Solomon’s death are unknown.”

OK, weird. B-but … that’s because it’s 1850 and they kept bad records, right? Right?

The Unpleasant Real Ending: Take a minute to imagine what Northup’s family was going through during those 12 years. The man straight-up disappeared. For years, his family’s every waking moment was spent looking for him, thinking he was in trouble, thinking he was dead, and thinking maybe he left on purpose. When Northup was freed in 1853, he returned to his family in New York and published 12 Years a Slave later that year. During this time, he (unsuccessfully) tried suing his kidnappers, moved in with his daughter, and gave lectures on slavery. Then, four years later, he fucking disappeared again. To this day, historians and even family members have no idea what happened to him. According to a newspaper article, his last public appearance was in August 1857 in Ontario, though a reverend claimed he saw him in Vermont five years later.

6 Horrifying Endings That ‘True Story’ Movies Left Out

‘I think it’s easy to say that Hollywood is changing because we had movies like 12 Years A Slave and Selma, and those movies are so important, but it’s easy to just write off people of colour by saying, “Oh, we had that one movie, we don’t need more.” It’s easy to create a token slot, and while things are changing, I don’t think they’re changing fast enough. I want to change people’s mentalities even though that’s a tall glass to fill.’

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In honor of Black History Month, we are celebrating and highlighting some of the best black storytellers in film, TV and more. 

  • From Ava DuVernay to John Ridley, these storytellers are sharing important stories that matter and showcasing perspectives often neglected by the media. Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting bold and brilliant storytellers each day with exclusive interviews, videos and more. 
  • The importance of sharing stories from every community in our society can not be understated. We salute these storytellers and more for their determination to tell stories on the screen that are often overlooked and for their bold stance on storytelling.