Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

This image released by Fox Searchlight shows Benedict Cumberbatch, left, and Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene from “12 Years A Slave.” From “12 Years a Slave” to “The Butler” to “Fruitvale Station,” 2013 has been a banner year for movies directed by black filmmakers. Like seldom before, African American stories are being told on the big screen without white protagonists. (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Jaap Buitendijk)