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Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Wells

Directed by Chuck Workman

“Oscar-winner Chuck Workman’s (famed for his Academy Award clip montages and iconic trailers) impressive, comprehensive documentary tells the tragic, extraordinary

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol

Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol

Directed by Chuck Workman

Weaving together varied, and often enigmatic, interviews with the artist shot over three decades, Workman surveys Warhol’s art and films

What is Cinema?

Directed by Chuck Workman

Chuck Workman is best known for creating unforgettable Oscar montage sequences. In What is Cinema?, he shares his understanding and love



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.