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Interview with Sam Levy

Rising star director of photography Sam Levy has shot some of the most innovative films to premiere in recent years.

His most recent film, Maggie’s Plan for director Rebecca Miller, stars Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke, Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader. The film will premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival before screening at the New York Film Festival a couple weeks later.


Mistress America, which opened Aug. 14, marks Levy’s third collaboration with director Noah Baumbach. The film, which stars Greta Gerwig, premiered earlier this year at Sundance Film Festival.The duo’s other films include: While We’re Young, which premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and stars Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Amanda Seyfried and Adam Driver; and Frances Ha in stylish black-and-white, co-written and starring Gerwig, which premiered at the 2012 Telluride Film Festival and opened in theaters the following
year.


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