Here’s your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you’ll have the chance to vote for your favorite.
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“95 Lives: Helen Levitt“
Director: Tanya Sleiman
Director of Photography: Frazer Bradshaw (“Everything Strange and New,” “Babies,” “These Amazing Shadows”)
Sound Artist: Kent Sparling (“The Virgin Suicides,” “Lost in Translation,” “Marie Antoinette,” “Adaptation”)
About the Production:
“I launched this project when I first met Helen Levitt in 2008. Then I began production in 2009 in New York with contemporary street photographers and conducted interviews with artists, friends of Helen Levitt, and scholars related to the story. I wanted to make this film because I was gripped by the story of a fiercely independent woman who found magic in 1930’s Harlem with a used camera. How did she earn the unofficial title “visual poet laureate of New York” as the most celebrated yet least known photographer of her time?” – Tanya Sleiman
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