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'12 Years a Slave' builds mojo at Toronto Film Festival
'12 Years a Slave' builds mojo at Toronto Film Festival

TORONTO — Standing ovations for movies playing at the Toronto International Film Festival are as ubiquitous as Benedict Cumberbatch and the food trucks lining the downtown entertainment district. Every film receiving a gala premiere brings the audience to its feet (at least, once the houselights go up and the spotlight shines on the stars sitting in the mezzanine), even so-so films that no one particularly adores such as this year's festival opener, "The Fifth Estate." When a movie prompts festival-goers to clap in unison before the stars hit the stage, as did "12 Years a Slave," that's different. (Of course, it helps when you have the great spiritual...

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