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Steve McQueen: Bringing art to the silver screen

Director Steve McQueen, whose poetic visual style helped secure a best picture Oscar for "12 Years a Slave", brings a sensibility to his films even when tackling harrowing subjects. The 46-year-old receives the British Film Institute's Fellowship award on Saturday, its highest accolade, in recognition of his movies exploring the endurance of humanity. "He is one of the most influential and important British artists of the past 25 years," said BFI chair Josh Berger.
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