12 Years a Slave wins People’s Choice Award at TIFF

Great news from the Toronto Film Festival, just in:

garret dillahunt,twelve years a slave12 Years a Slave was named the top audience prize winner at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday.

The Steve McQueen-directed film now numbers among previous TIFF audience award winners like Slumdog Millionaire, American Beauty and Silver Linings Playbook that received a lift in Toronto on their way to Academy Awards glory.

Fox Searchlight will release 12 Years a Slave in theaters on Oct. 18. The film had its world premiere on September 6 at the Princess of Wales Theater. – THR

Big congrats to the cast and crew!

Meanwhile, the film has been added to the Hamptons International Film Festival, and will be screened there on Oct. 14. Details here.