12 Years a Slave: Now Playing in Theaters Again, and at Home

Chiwetel Ejiofor (right of center) in 12 Years a Slave Photograph by Francois Duhamel/Fox Searchlight Pictures via Everett Collection

The Oscar winner for best picture, 12 Years a Slave, was released in October and had exited all but 411 movie screens before Sunday’s coronation. This weekend the film will be back in more than 1,000 theaters, as often happens with Academy Award winners, while also competing against its own box office, appearing alongside digital rentals available on Amazon.com, Apple’s iTunes, and other on-demand platforms. About the only place you won’t find 12 Years a Slave is at Netflix and Redbox, where it has an April 1 release date.

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