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An Evening with Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor is one of the modern acting world's most treasured and versatile performers. Prior to the evening's screening of Half of a Yellow Sun, Ejiofor will receive the Seattle International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting. A Q&A with the actor will follow.

Schedule
May 19, 2014
Monday
6:00 PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian Date has passed

Tribute Event
Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor scheduled to attend



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Ticket price includes reserved seats at the screening and a post-film reception at (and catered by) Chef Thierry Rautureau's Loulay Kitchen & Bar, and featuring beverages by Chateau Ste. Michelle, Glass Vodka, and New Belgium Brewing. Availability is limited.

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Ticket price includes screening only.


Preceding the screenings of Columbite Tantalite, a short film directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Biyi Bandele's feature film Half of a Yellow Sun (co-starring Thandie Newton and Anika Noni Rose), Ejiofor will be presented with the Seattle International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting. Following the screenings there will be an onstage interview with film clips from Ejiofor's career, and an audience Q&A. An exclusive tribute reception will follow the event.

From his first film role in Steven Spielberg's Amistad at the age of 19 and his colorful performance in Kinky Boots to his extraordinary Oscar®-nominated portrayal of Solomon Northup in Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, Chiwetel Ejiofor has infused his roles with an exquisite brand of introspective, quiet intensity. His performances are elegant and impassioned, stoic and strong, and infinitely memorable-a master of the craft.


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