Best Picture Winner Steve McQueen About The Power of Cinema
The timing is impeccable.
As Steve McQueen and his third feature film, 12 Years of Slave, won Best Picture at the Academy few hours ago, filmmaker, friend and A-Bittersweet-Life‘s founder Edwin Nieves a beautiful editing of Steve McQueen talking about the power of cinema, extracted from his 2h talk with Stuart Corner.
Here is what Edwin Nieves wrote from A-Bittersweet-Life: “Steve McQueen embodies the filmmaker who takes risks and understands how mystery and poetry can merge with cinema’s capacity for reality to bring forth emotional films that will certainly withstand the test of time. Great art surpasses the devastation of time, and McQueen’s devastating but beautiful films share this quality: they are unforgettable. For all the accolades the filmmaker receives and doesn’t, Steve McQueen will remain a fundamental figure in film history and in the hearts of many for whom filmmaking is as devastating and beautiful as his films and as essential as them as well.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Watch and enjoy below. And if you want to watch the full conversation, click here.
check the archives for a taste of it.