Magician
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Showings
Rafael 1Fri, Oct 10, 2014 7:00 PM
Tribute: Chuck Workman
Not Available
 
Lark TheatreSun, Oct 12, 2014 11:00 AM Not Available
 
Film Info
Section:Valley of the Docs
Special Event
Country:US
Year:2014
Running Time:96
Director:Chuck Workman
Producer:Charles S. Cohen
Screenwriter:n/a
Cinematographer:John Sharaf
Tom Hurwitz
Michael Lisnet
Editor:Chuck Workman
Print Source:Cohen Media Group
Note Writer:Sterling Hedgpeth
Description

TRIBUTE: CHUCK WORKMAN

On Friday, October 10, join us for a Tribute Program featuring a conversation with Chuck Workman and a screening of Magician. Workman will be presented with the MVFF Award.After the program, join us for a party at Il Davide featuring fine Italian cuisine.

Just about anytime you watch an inspirational Academy Award clip montage or memorable film trailer, you are witnessing the genius of Chuck Workman. In addition to creating short fi lms and openings for 20 Academy Award presentations, Workman has directed the Oscar-winning short Precious Images, produced several documentaries (Superstar, The Source, The First 100 Years), edited main titles and sequences for countless fi lm and television series, and crafted the iconic trailers for Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and American Graffiti, among many others. Workman continues to galvanize audiences with his stirring cinematic compositions and demonstrates his absolute command of the form in homage to another master, Orson Welles, in this year’s Magician.

MAGICIAN
 “A writer needs a pen, an artist needs a brush, but a filmmaker needs an army.” With no lack of talent and fearlessness, Orson Welles took the Hollywood establishment by storm, only to find that Tinseltown couldn’t cope with his class of genius. He was thereby forced to become a pioneer of guerrilla filmmaking, cobbling together resources in the service of half-f inished projects and compromised masterpieces. In this entrancing survey of Welles’s life, Academy Award-winning director Chuck Workman—renowned for his Oscars movie-clip montages—blends archival footage with a veritable who’s who of the cinematic and theatrical worlds to follow the trajectory of a career that went from boy wonder to outcast, to legend. A master class of assembly, the film alternates between breakneck momentum and more thoughtful meditations on a visual maestro who remained cryptic, insatiable, and fiercely independent, leaving us a body of work with few equals in movie history.

Sponsored by Sterling Bank & Trust

Party sponsored by IL DAVIDE


Additional Information

Just about anytime you watch an inspirational Academy Award clip montage or memorable fi lm trailer, you are witnessing the genius of Chuck Workman. In addition to creating short films and openings for 20 Academy Award presentations, Workman has directed the Oscar-winning short Precious Images, produced several documentaries (Superstar, The Source, The First 100 Years), edited main titles and sequences for countless film and television series, and crafted the iconic trailers for Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and American Graffiti, among many others. Workman continues to galvanize audiences with his stirring cinematic compositions and demonstrates his absolute command of the form in homage to another master, Orson Welles, in this year’s Magician.