Parroting one of New Orleans great celebratory traditions, McQueen, cinematographer Sean Bobbitt and the actors were led by a nine-piece brass band down the citys streets following the screening to a reception. In a rowdy parade thats known locally as a second line and typically seen during funerals, McQueen and his actors including newcomer Lupita Nyongo, who plays a slave danced down the citys main drag of Poydras Street, followed by several hundred festival guests. “That,” said a sweaty McQueen as the parade reached its conclusion, “was extraordinary.”[slickr-flickr tag="12yearsaslave" id="87468926@N05"] all photos courtesy Rick Dobbs via 12 Years a Slave receives a heros welcome in New Orleans – latimes.com.]]>
this story in the L.A. Times made all our blood sweat & tears worth it. What an amazing event!!