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Talking Pictures: Interview with Oscar-Nominated DP James Laxton

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Talking Pictures wPaul Booth

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Host Paul Booth will interview Oscar-Nominee James Laxton for his latest work with Director Barry Jenkins on the Golden-Globe Nominated If Beale St. Could Talk.

Director of photography James Laxton’s work is dedicated to telling intense, heartfelt stories that capture the imagination and hearts of his audience. He is best known for his work on Moonlight, which earned him a Academy Award nomination for Best Cinematography and won the award for Best Picture. Directed by Barry Jenkins and starring Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris and Trevante Rhodes, Laxton’s work also received: a prestigious American Society of Cinematographers Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases.

Most recently, Laxton teamed up with Jenkins again for If Beale Street Could Talk, based on the novel by James Baldwin. The film follows a young woman's mission to prove the innocence of her child's father before she gives birth. Beale Street premiered to a standing ovation at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2018, where it received the runner up prize for the People's Choice Award. The film releases nationwide in the United States on Nov. 30.