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Shawn Levy by Chris Young

Film critic Shawn Levy explains why Portland is second best to Paris when it comes to watching movies

“When you think of Portland, Oregon, you don’t think one of the world’s great movie towns, even though I would argue that it is,” matter-of-factly states Oregonian film critic Shawn Levy. “But more from an exhibition than a production standpoint.” Portland is approaching “film museum” status, according to Levy. A land where many independent films run for weeks, even months, longer than any other national market. Self-described by his Twitter handle as: “Writer. Dad. Film guy. Soccer Fan.” the Brooklyn-born but present-day Portlander has been writing for The Oregonian since 1992 and serving as the paper’s chief Film Critic since 1997. Under the early tutelage of a father who was a comedic writer turned florist, but truly an old school film buff at heart, Levy knew that “writing was what I always wanted to do.” Publishing six entertainment-related books while working at a daily newspaper, Levy has delved into subjects like The Rat Pack, Paul Newman and Jerry Lewis and he’s currently at work on a biography of Robert De Niro, slated for tentative release in 2013. Feeling “fortunate to write about a subject that I’m passionate about and still entertained by after 25 years,” About Face asked Shawn Levy: 11

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About Face Magazine - Issue 01  

Portland's interview Magazine - In this issue we interview China Forbes from the band Pink Martini, as well as Rachel Mara, fashion designer...

About Face Magazine - Issue 01  

Portland's interview Magazine - In this issue we interview China Forbes from the band Pink Martini, as well as Rachel Mara, fashion designer...

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