Just two months into 2015, cinematographer Bradford Young is already having a big year.
Two acclaimed movies, Selma and A Most Violent Year, bear his name as Director of Photography.
"It's an interesting time," he laughs.
He sat down for a chat with NPR's Arun Rath, who started by asking about the striking depictions of violence in Selma.
"You have to be very delicate," Young says, "because as much as film has the ability to raise humanity, it also has the ability to put us down."