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 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, andAmerican 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.



Director Chuck Workman  |  US 2014 96 min

From Tinseltown’s boy wonder to guerrilla filmmaking outcast, to cinematic legend, Orson Welles remained cryptic, insatiable, and fiercely independent. Oscar-winner Chuck Workman traces Welles’s remarkable life and career using a wealth of archival footage and a who’s who of the cinematic and theatrical worlds. 



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. 

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Immediately following the program at the Rafael, join us for a reception at the award-winning (and Marin County favorite) Italian restaurant Il Davide, just one block from the Rafael Film Center, at 901 A Street, in San Rafael.

Friday, October 10 • 7:00 PM
Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

Program & Party: $85. general / $75. CFI members
Program Only: $45. general / $40. CFI members

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